LaSalle College Surabaya Interior Design Program has visited several places in Yogyakarta on March 18-20, 2016.
The objective is to improve the knowledge of students in terms of art, culture, and building materials, since we know that Yogyakarta is the city of art and culture where lots of design works that we can learn.
1: TEGEL KUNCI MARKETING OFFICE
The first place they visited was Tegel Kunci Marketing Office. Tegel Kunci is a cement tile producer since 1929, and they were supplying tiles to historically significant buildings as the Kraton (Royal Palace). Although the showroom is being renovated, the interior design students had the opportunity to listen to the explanation of Tegel Kunci tile cement manufacturing process and ask questions about the installation process and its application in the interior.
2: PRAMBANAN TEMPLE
The Prambanan Temple is the largest Hindu Temple of ancient Java, built in 9th century. It was dedicated to the Trimurti (Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva). The architecture of Prambanan temple follows the typical Hindu architecture traditions based on Vastu Shastra. By visiting this temple, the students can learn the history of the ancient Hindu Temple, recognize the hierarchy of the temple zones, spanned from less holy to the holiest realms.
3: KASONGAN VILLAGE
On the second day, the students were visiting Kasongan Village. There were many art and craft showrooms along the street. They went to an interior showroom with lots of vintage furniture and accessories, then to a lamp craftsmen shop, and to an earthenware products and statue showroom. By visiting these stores, they got lots of useful information related to the suppliers that support interior design business.
4: TAMAN SARI WATER CASTLE
Taman Sari is a complex of Royal Garden for the Sultan of Keraton Yogyakarta. It was built in mid-18th century. There were bathing area for concubine, the Sultan hiding place, and also underground mosque with water tunnel. By visiting this place, the interior design student learn about the interior, architecture, and landscape of historical building.
5: GREENHOST BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Greenhost Boutique Hotel is a green building, eco-friendly hotel design. The concept is to conserve the energy, re-use water for secondary application, and use recycle waste materials for the entire building interior. There are creative farming in every corridor with hydroponic system on the railings, hydroponic garden at the rooftop, co-working space, salted swimming pool, and rooftop bar and lounge. By visiting this place, the students were able to learn eco friendly design to a better environment and community.
6: KERATON YOGYAKARTA
Keraton Yogyakarta is a palace complex located in the city of Yogyakarta. The palace is the main seat Sultan of Yogyakarta and his family. It serves as a cultural center for the Javanese people and contains a museum that displays the sultanate's artifacts. The students were able to witness the beauty and culture of royal building, and learn the applied colors and materials. They also had the experience in drawing batik pattern on fabric.
7: MUSEUM AFFANDI
Affandi is one of the world figures of modern painter in Indonesian that adheres to the pure expressionism. He painted by squeezing the paint directly from its tube onto the canvas. He has made more than 3000 paintings. This can be an inspiration for the students that passion and perseverance can lead a way to achieve success. The interior design students were visiting the Museum Affandi galleries and have a great time seeing all Affandi and his family art projects.
8: LOKAL HOTEL
Lokal Hotel is a new built hotel in Yogyakarta. The background is from a thinking that local products, local people, and local art was not inferior to foreign ones. If local resources are given the opportunity to create, they will certainly can make good design, products, and business as well. The students were visiting this hotel and feel the difference ambience of the interior, catchy branding, furniture and lamps that carefully detailed, and they were lucky to have the opportunity to meet the designer of Lokal Hotel, Mr Gempa Tri Muryono, and had a discussion about the interior design elements and materials.