analysis, especially when the design involvedcomplex condition such as in the context of Bandung.In the process of urban design, many elements areinterconnected, and are mutually attractive andexclusive. In this case, the parameter of the culturaland daily practices can be simulated by defining theseelements with the use of architectural design standardsin forming points (vertex) and lines (vectors).However, the main challenge here is how to define parameters that are not measurable such as social andcultural practices? The solution to this problem is toestablish an equation in the form of standardarchitectural design frameworks so that these valuescan be used as input variables for the parametricsystem.
Figure 2: Parametric design alternatives produced in real-time byaltering design variables (source: Schumacher, 2009).
Since the interest of this paper is to analyzethe unstable and transforming cultural practices andsocial values of Bandung, strategic research methodsare selected in forming the structure of the studies.Multi variables conditions (spatial, programmatic,social, culture, politics, economic, as well as thehistorical particularities of the city) are the focuses of the study, and will be used to devised ways of developing an appropriate architectural language,design methods and methods for drawing andrepresenting consequent strategic and spatialinterventions incorporating all pertinent and directelements, before producing the design simulation proposal to support the arguments (Figure 3).
Figure 3: Design process cycle (source: Amirrol, 2010)
The design method will be operated withindesigned strategic operations. The first approach is tochoose or identify and existing urban condition withinthe central or peripheral areas of Bandung that can beanything from a current development strategy to anyform of current events that directly influence the city.1.
Devise methods for immersing in the chosenurban condition.2.
Devise ways of understanding the structure of the urban condition.3.
Identify variables that make up and influencethe urban condition.4.
Investigate the relationship between the urbancondition and the city’s fabric.5.
Choose a moment within the urban conditionand formulate an understanding of therelationship between physical and social-cultural structures.6.
Develop strategies for creating interactiverelationships between physical and social-cultural structures.7.
Devise appropriate methods of representationand communication.8.
Define the perimeter and analyze the structureof this urban territory.9.
Investigate the variables that make up thisurban territory.10.
Investigate different ways of transforming itinto a potential territory of action for an urbanhub.11.
Devise appropriate methods of representationand communication.12.
Prepare preliminary proposals for a direct hubat the architectural scale and an urban hub atthe urban scale.At the urban scale, the research will focus ona territory that relates to the chosen urban condition,defining its perimeter, analyze its structure andtransform it into a potential urban hub by designingspatial and strategic interventions.1.
Explore the potential of the designed directhub as an urban component and explore itsrelationship to rule-based urban systems.2.
Reassess the territory of action as a potentialurban hub.3.
Identify and make use of relevant agents andinitiatives.4.
Define and design the direct role of the urbanhub by producing design simulations andother strategic representations of the idea.5.
Define the relationship between the proposalfor the urban hub and the city's infrastructure,fabric and rule-based systems.6.
Speculate on the interrelationship between thethree hubs: the situation, the direct hub andthe urban hub.7.
Finalize the strategy for the urban hub, model