Tracing the Progression of Inhabitation through Interior Surface in Semarang Old Town
Main Article Content
|Issue||Vol. 1 No. 1 (2018)|
|Published||Feb 27, 2018|
Submitted : Feb 18, 2018 | Accepted : Feb 23, 2018
The capacity of the interior to adapt and transform through time has made the interior space bears the consequences from its past occupancies. The trails of the past are imprinted within the layers of interior surfaces. This paper argues that by utilising the idea of Anthropocene, these surfaces could become the medium to trace the inhabitation processes that happen throughout the life of the building, whether it was in the past, in the present or to predict the future. In particular, this paper attempts to explore and speculate on the progression of inhabitations through the interior surfaces of the buildings in Semarang Old Town, Central Java, Indonesia. The investigations are presented through the stories of the facades, the paints and the tiles, to reveal how these interior layers narrate the idea of the deep time in which the past inhabitation is embedded. These layers of interior surfaces suggest the role of time and continuous transformation in affecting and producing the current interior spaces. An understanding of deep time, as reflected in the layers of interior surfaces, also suggests the agency of human inhabitation within the transformation of interior space and highlights the ability of interior space to manoeuvre in time.
Attiwill, S. (2012). Beyond building: Interior designs. Proceedings of IDEA Symposium 2012, Interior: A State of Becoming (pp. 1–7). Curtin University.
Attiwill, S. (2013). Interiorizt. In G. Brooker & L. Weinthal (Eds.), The handbook of interior architecture and design (1st ed.) (pp. 107–116). London: Bloomsbury Academic.
Baudrillard, J. (2006). Structures of atmosphere. In M. Taylor & J. Preston (Eds.), Intimus: Interior design theory reader (pp. 37–42). Chichester: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Brand, S. (1994). How buildings learn: What happens after they’re built. New York: Viking.
Brooker, G., & Stone, S. (2007). From organisation to decoration. In E. Hollis (Ed.), Thinking inside the box: A reader in interior design for the 21st century. London: Middlesex University Press.
Denizen, S. (2013). Three holes in the geological present. In E. Turpin (Ed.), Architecture in the Anthropocene: Encounters among design, deep time, science and philosophy (pp. 29–46). London: Open Humanities Press.
Forty, A. (1996). Foreword. In I. Borden, J. Kerr, A. Pivaro, & J. Rendell (Eds.) Strangely familiar: Narratives of architecture in the city (pp. iii). London: Routledge.
Giunta, E. (2009). Urban interiors. Artificial territories: designing ‘spatial script’ for relational field. IDEA Journal, Interior Territories: Exposing the Critical Interior (pp. 52-61). Brisbane: Queensland University of Technology.
Grosz, E., Davis, H., & Turpin, E. (2013). Time matters: On temporality in the Anthropocene. In E. Turpin (Ed.), Architecture in the Anthropocene: Encounters among design, deep time, science and philosophy (pp. 129-138). London: Open Humanities Press.
Hutton, J. (2013). Erratic imaginaries: Thinking landscape as evidence. In E. Turpin (Ed.), Architecture in the Anthropocene: Encounters among design, deep time, science and philosophy (pp. 111–123). London: Open Humanities Press.
Kulper, A. C. (2013). Architecture’s lapidarium: On the lives of geological specimens. In E. Turpin (Ed.), Architecture in the Anthropocene: Encounters among design, deep time, science and philosophy (pp. 87–110). London: Open Humanities Press.
McCarthy, C. (2005). Toward a definition of interiority. Space and Culture, 8(2), 112–125.
Palmesino, J., Rönnskog, A.-S., & Turpin, E. (2013). Matters of observation: On architecture in the Anthropocene. In E. Turpin (Ed.), Architecture in the Anthropocene: Encounters among design, deep time, science and philosophy (pp. 15–24). London: Open Humanities Press.
Sari, S. R., Harani, A. R., & Werdiningsih, H. (2017). Pelestarian dan pengembangan Kawasan Kota Lama sebagai landasan budaya Kota Semarang. Modul, 17(1), 49-55.
Till, J. (1996). Architecture in space, time. In C. Melhuish (Ed.), Architecture and Anthropology (pp. 12-16). London: Academy Editions.
Till, J. (2009). Architecture depends. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press.
Author(s) retain the copyright of articles published in this journal, with first publication rights granted to Interiority.