1st Prize Winner – Vokasi Universitas Indonesia Competition – Depok, Jakarta, Indonesia

national design competition.

” We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.” Peter Drucker (1909 – 2005)

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@learning promenade

Konsep desain kompleks vokasi UI ini didasarkan pertimbangan atas 3 aspek, pertama, desain bangunan yang sesuai dengan iklim tropis. Kedua, desain bangunan yang kontekstual dengan pencitraan ui, dan ketiga, desain bangunan yang mampu memanfaatkan potensi lahan semaksimal mungkin. Penataan masterplan didasarkan dari penempatan ‘learning promenade’ di axis utama lahan yang menghubungkan node potensial transit oriented development dari Universitas Indonesia di titik selatan dengan node potensial titik wisata air amphi teater yang ada di sisi utara. Di sepanjang learning promenade ini diletakkan fungsi – fungsi untuk mengaktifasi kehidupan kampus vokasi. Di sini ada mahasiswa yang membaca buku di perpustakaan linear sepanjang learning promenade, disini ada juga café untuk para mahasiswa dan dosen berinteraksi, potensi landsekap yang mengikuti kontur juga bisa di optimalkan.Daerah kompleks vokasi ini juga akan rimbun akan pepohonan diantara massa yang menghadap utara dan selatan sehingga bayangan yang ada akan mereduksi panas dari sinar matahari di lantai dasar.  Vista yang terbentuk ketika memasuki kompleks vokasi dari arah selatan terbentuk dari 3 elemen yaitu : vista menuju amphiteater air, vista transparansi massa gedung perpustakaan di sisi barat juga vista café menuju sungai dengan wisata air, dan vista di sebelah barat berupa alokasi lahan untuk taman obat untuk program kedokteran.

Ide perancangan dari kompleks Vokasi UI merupakan rangkaian dari 3 noda utama yaitu, – Kondisi eksisting yang berbatasan dengan sungai yang membelah dari utara ke selatan yang menjadi bagian interaksi dengan air, – Jalan disisi selatan yang merupakan titik pusat perhentian bus kampus dan – Jalan di sisi barat yang merupakan area servis GKU dan parkir belakang. Pembagian ini didasarkan dari pembagian fungsi-fungsi terbesar dengan anggota terbesar, seperti kedokteran dengan p’rodi baru, hokum, dan vokasi campuran. Hirarki ini juga didasarkan dari pengelompokkan dari ilmu manusia [kedokteran], ilmu etika [hukum], dan ilmu – ilmu umum dengan menghubungkan keseluruhan fungsi dengan gedung kuliah umum. Susunan pengelompokkan diatur berdasarkan besaran ruang yang diestimasikan dengan jumlah mahasiswa di tahun 2013 sejumlah 11700 orang.

Bangunan – bangunan penunjang seperti massa lobby utama diletakkan sepanjang boulevard yang diperuntukkan untuk galeri utama. Massa – massa dihubungkan dengan selasar yang dilengkapi dengan kanopi sedangkan di sisi selatan, diletakkan akomodasi hunian mahasiswa berlantai tingkat rendah dengan aksesibilitas menuju ke kampus vokasi UI.  Daerah landsekap didesain sesuai eksisting dari kampus UI dengan orientasi aktifitas terhadap sungai dengan menghubungkan sisi timur sungai dengan lahan melalui rangkaian jembatan untuk akses pejalan kaki. Lahan parkir diletakkan di sisi barat kompleks Vokasi UI.

‘Bangunan – bangunan di kompleks Vokasi UI juga didesain dengan menggunakan arah orientasi bangunan Utara – Selatan yang sesuai dengan iklim tropis. Keadaan ini meminimalisasi cahaya matahari langsung yang masuk ke bangunan.  Bangunan ini menggunakan konstruksi baja, penggunaan solar panel pada sisi atas bangunan, dan wind turbine di sisi dalam bangunan. Penggunaan batu bata juga mendinginkan suhu bangunan disamping meminimalisasi carbon foot print dengan penggunaan bahan yang re-usable.

Glenn Murcutt  “The light and sounds of land are already there I just make the instrument make the instruments that allow people to perceive these natural qualities.” Perencanaan vokasi ini yaitu berusaha menjawab sebaik mungkin apa yang dibutuhkan oleh program studi Vokasi UI dengan tepat melalui pengolahan potensi konteks lingkungan yang ada.

Team Leader : Realrich Sjarief

Team : Dicke Nazary Akbar Lubis

Juri : Prof. Gunawan T, Baskoro Tejo, A.Tardiyana, A.Hery Fuad dan Syahrir AR

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Bronze Prize winner, South Korea – Hybrid City, Ubiquitous Community+Ecology

International Urban Design Student Competition of  Song do New City, Incheon, South Korea

Incheon final

This scheme for Sector 11 in Song do new city is an unprecedented hybrid neighborhood which combine ubiquitous core to afford ubiquitous life in Song do. It is built entirely on a section of previously reclaimed land on East Song do waterfront immediately at the corner of Song do development. Korea’s commercial and business-driven information technology legacy has generated a rich creative energy. Hybrid City defines Ubiquitous design as cores, linkages, and hybrid neighborhood. Ecology defines this project to be sustainable as its part to cycle of the bird migration. This project will consolidate Korea’s reputation as a cultural destination while providing an iconic architectural image for the city. Objectives for the project are understood in terms of accessibility (transportation system), configuration of land use and activity of the site which is in the water front. First, the design aims to enhance urban connections, reduce the traffic congestion and create a convenient transportation system with high accessibility. Secondly, the design aims to attract more foreigners to invest in Songdo by providing more world-class ubiquitous infrastructures such as schools and hospitals. Thirdly, the design aims to focus activities along the waterfront and utilize sustainable strategies to protect water quality. Finally, the three objectives should refer back to the sustainable design aims to provide wetland as the habitat for the shorebirds. The planting of the mangrove and ecology of shore birds that needs mature trees to create the impression of a natural environment lying at the seaside edge. A water amphitheatre forms the focus of the districts southern edge. At seventy-three stories, Bioclimatic Tower is the ecological office tower and the second tallest building in Songdo that communicates with Incheon tower to create beautiful skyline of Songdo. It explores the nature of the office environment, developing new ideas for its ecology and working patterns. Central to this concept is a reliance on natural systems of lighting and ventilation. These developments at first 30 levels provide research center as a core from existing Songdo Research Park . At the heart of the tower lays series of hanging garden rising up to the sky with restaurants, cafes and spaces for social and cultural events. It will be the beacon of the ecology rising up to the sky.

Team Leader : Realrich Sjarief

Team : Grace [Zhao Runyun], Fiona [Bai Fan], Queenie [xu shanshan],vivian [Chen Wei]

Here is the translation to korean, I got help from my very best friend, Yung A Kim that works for Foster and Partners. Thank you Yung.

하이브리드씨티편재하는생태

송도 신도시 11섹터의 계획은 도처에 존재하는 송도의 라이프를 공급하기 위해 편재하는 코어를 결합시키는 전례없는 하이브리드 지역 형태이다. 대지는 온전히 송도개발의 코너에 위치한 매립지 구역인 송도 동쪽 워터프런트에 있다. 한국의 상업, 비지니스 중심의 정보, 과학 유산은 풍부한 창조 에너지를 일으키고 있다. 하이브리드 씨티는 어디에서나 볼 수 있는 응집, 연결, 합성의 지역형태로써의 디자인을 정의한다. 더하여 생태환경은 이 프로젝을 철새의 이동에 있어 한 싸이클의 부분을 이룸으로써 자연친화적인 개념을 명시한다.

이 프로젝의 목적은 크게 접근성 (교통 시스템), 워터프런트로써의 대지사용의 형태와 워터프런트에서 일어날 각종 활동에 대한 조항등으로 이해될 수 있다. 첫째, 교통의 밀집을 줄이고 편리한 대중 교통의 창조하여 도시의 연결을 원활하게 돕는다. 둘째, 학교와 병원등 국제적 수준의 인프라스트럭쳐를 제공함으로써 송도에 더 많은 외국 투자자본을 이끌어낸다. 셋재, 수자원을 보호할 수 있는 자연친화적인 전략을 적극 활용, 워터프런트에 일어날 활동들에 집중한다. 마지막으로, 앞서 말한 모든 디자인 컨셉은 이곳에 서식하는 새들에게 공존할 수 있는 환경을 제공하기 위한 노력에 관계해야 할 것이다. 즉, 맹그로브의 조성과 물가에 서식하는 새들의 생태는 해안가에 나무들로 가공하지 않은 자연환경의 인상을 창조함으로써 조성될 것이다.

칠십삼층의 바이오클라이믹 타워는 생태 오피스 타워로 송도의 두번째 높은 빌딩이 될 것이며 인천타워와 함께 송도의 아름다운 스카이라인을 만들 것이다. 이 타워는 사무환경의 본질과 작업환경의 패턴, 생태에 대한 새로운 아이디어 발전을 탐구한다. 이 컨셉의 중심에는 통풍과 빛의 사용에 있어 자연적 시스템에 의존함에 있다. 첫 30층은 기존의 송도 리써치파크에서부터 도출된 핵심으로써의 리서치센터를 제공한다. 타워의 심장부 역할로 위치한 일렬의 스카이 가든은 까페, 레스토랑 그리고 각종 사회, 문화적 이벤트들을 포용할 수 있는 공간을 조성함으로 생태환경을 하늘로 끌어올리는 등대가 될 것이다.

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Stanford Report, June 14, 2005 , ‘You’ve got to find what you love,’ Jobs says

I‘m always amazed by Steve Jobs with his speech at stanford, please enjoy your reading.

I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That’s it. No big deal. Just three stories.

The first story is about connecting the dots.

I dropped out of Reed College after the first 6 months, but then stayed around as a drop-in for another 18 months or so before I really quit. So why did I drop out?

It started before I was born. My biological mother was a young, unwed college graduate student, and she decided to put me up for adoption. She felt very strongly that I should be adopted by college graduates, so everything was all set for me to be adopted at birth by a lawyer and his wife. Except that when I popped out they decided at the last minute that they really wanted a girl. So my parents, who were on a waiting list, got a call in the middle of the night asking: “We have an unexpected baby boy; do you want him?” They said: “Of course.” My biological mother later found out that my mother had never graduated from college and that my father had never graduated from high school. She refused to sign the final adoption papers. She only relented a few months later when my parents promised that I would someday go to college.

And 17 years later I did go to college. But I naively chose a college that was almost as expensive as Stanford, and all of my working-class parents’ savings were being spent on my college tuition. After six months, I couldn’t see the value in it. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and no idea how college was going to help me figure it out. And here I was spending all of the money my parents had saved their entire life. So I decided to drop out and trust that it would all work out OK. It was pretty scary at the time, but looking back it was one of the best decisions I ever made. The minute I dropped out I could stop taking the required classes that didn’t interest me, and begin dropping in on the ones that looked interesting.

It wasn’t all romantic. I didn’t have a dorm room, so I slept on the floor in friends’ rooms, I returned coke bottles for the 5¢ deposits to buy food with, and I would walk the 7 miles across town every Sunday night to get one good meal a week at the Hare Krishna temple. I loved it. And much of what I stumbled into by following my curiosity and intuition turned out to be priceless later on. Let me give you one example:

Reed College at that time offered perhaps the best calligraphy instruction in the country. Throughout the campus every poster, every label on every drawer, was beautifully hand calligraphed. Because I had dropped out and didn’t have to take the normal classes, I decided to take a calligraphy class to learn how to do this. I learned about serif and san serif typefaces, about varying the amount of space between different letter combinations, about what makes great typography great. It was beautiful, historical, artistically subtle in a way that science can’t capture, and I found it fascinating.

None of this had even a hope of any practical application in my life. But ten years later, when we were designing the first Macintosh computer, it all came back to me. And we designed it all into the Mac. It was the first computer with beautiful typography. If I had never dropped in on that single course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts. And since Windows just copied the Mac, its likely that no personal computer would have them. If I had never dropped out, I would have never dropped in on this calligraphy class, and personal computers might not have the wonderful typography that they do. Of course it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward when I was in college. But it was very, very clear looking backwards ten years later.

Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.

My second story is about love and loss.

I was lucky — I found what I loved to do early in life. Woz and I started Apple in my parents garage when I was 20. We worked hard, and in 10 years Apple had grown from just the two of us in a garage into a $2 billion company with over 4000 employees. We had just released our finest creation — the Macintosh — a year earlier, and I had just turned 30. And then I got fired. How can you get fired from a company you started? Well, as Apple grew we hired someone who I thought was very talented to run the company with me, and for the first year or so things went well. But then our visions of the future began to diverge and eventually we had a falling out. When we did, our Board of Directors sided with him. So at 30 I was out. And very publicly out. What had been the focus of my entire adult life was gone, and it was devastating.

I really didn’t know what to do for a few months. I felt that I had let the previous generation of entrepreneurs down – that I had dropped the baton as it was being passed to me. I met with David Packard and Bob Noyce and tried to apologize for screwing up so badly. I was a very public failure, and I even thought about running away from the valley. But something slowly began to dawn on me — I still loved what I did. The turn of events at Apple had not changed that one bit. I had been rejected, but I was still in love. And so I decided to start over.

I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.

During the next five years, I started a company named NeXT, another company named Pixar, and fell in love with an amazing woman who would become my wife. Pixar went on to create the worlds first computer animated feature film, Toy Story, and is now the most successful animation studio in the world. In a remarkable turn of events, Apple bought NeXT, I returned to Apple, and the technology we developed at NeXT is at the heart of Apple’s current renaissance. And Laurene and I have a wonderful family together.

I’m pretty sure none of this would have happened if I hadn’t been fired from Apple. It was awful tasting medicine, but I guess the patient needed it. Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.

My third story is about death.

When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

About a year ago I was diagnosed with cancer. I had a scan at 7:30 in the morning, and it clearly showed a tumor on my pancreas. I didn’t even know what a pancreas was. The doctors told me this was almost certainly a type of cancer that is incurable, and that I should expect to live no longer than three to six months. My doctor advised me to go home and get my affairs in order, which is doctor’s code for prepare to die. It means to try to tell your kids everything you thought you’d have the next 10 years to tell them in just a few months. It means to make sure everything is buttoned up so that it will be as easy as possible for your family. It means to say your goodbyes.

I lived with that diagnosis all day. Later that evening I had a biopsy, where they stuck an endoscope down my throat, through my stomach and into my intestines, put a needle into my pancreas and got a few cells from the tumor. I was sedated, but my wife, who was there, told me that when they viewed the cells under a microscope the doctors started crying because it turned out to be a very rare form of pancreatic cancer that is curable with surgery. I had the surgery and I’m fine now.

This was the closest I’ve been to facing death, and I hope its the closest I get for a few more decades. Having lived through it, I can now say this to you with a bit more certainty than when death was a useful but purely intellectual concept:

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

When I was young, there was an amazing publication called The Whole Earth Catalog, which was one of the bibles of my generation. It was created by a fellow named Stewart Brand not far from here in Menlo Park, and he brought it to life with his poetic touch. This was in the late 1960’s, before personal computers and desktop publishing, so it was all made with typewriters, scissors, and polaroid cameras. It was sort of like Google in paperback form, 35 years before Google came along: it was idealistic, and overflowing with neat tools and great notions.

Stewart and his team put out several issues of The Whole Earth Catalog, and then when it had run its course, they put out a final issue. It was the mid-1970s, and I was your age. On the back cover of their final issue was a photograph of an early morning country road, the kind you might find yourself hitchhiking on if you were so adventurous. Beneath it were the words: “Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.” It was their farewell message as they signed off. Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. And I have always wished that for myself. And now, as you

graduate to begin anew, I wish that for you.

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

Thank you all very much.

taken from http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2005/june15/jobs-061505.html