‘realism’ & ‘imagination’
City potentialities is a design researchescapade focusing to unveil the oppor-tunities of contemporary architecturaland urban knowledge of un-exploredAsian Cities. Based on the assertion thatcertain urban principles of ‘realism’ and‘imagination’ can be used to producethe city, we posit that the benefits ofthese principles can transform the urbanphysical abd spatial components intostrategic catalytic generators for the city.Imagine an almost utopian condition,where Jakarta has become the numberone tourist destination in Asia and at thesame time because of its geographicallocation, attracts a large number of for-eigners and local population and moreto make their place of home, work andplay. By generating ‘realism’ and ‘imagi-nation’ principles might create new pro-grams for Sunda Kelapa and Old Bata-via in Jakarta and manifest themselvesphysically through innovative architec-tural intervention that can re-formulatethe public realms and private domainsof the city.
satellite image of Jakarta and the surrounding area which create metropolitan city
figure ground diagram of Old Batavia