Empathy, Architecture & Indonesia at Nation Building in the 1950's

Arga Patria Dranie Putra


In Architecture context is a glorious substitute, although in reason, context can deliver architecture to a more humane product, but is it possible to adapt the context without empathy? Does the designer experience the process of empathy in the architecture of the designer? By studying how empathy works and seeing its impact on an event, can provides new narratives rather then just seeing the user purely as an object of observation. Political decisions, a view of culture, and an understanding of local traditions can be used an important inform in defining a quality of space. the presence of empathy can contribute to decisions taken by the perpetrator on the object of empathy. How can empathy be used in architecture? how empathy affect human decision? This Paper will study Empathy Thoroughly both from it’s origin and how years of discourses have change it, anlyze how it can be used for architecture. Later, the understood concept will be reflected towards the 1950’s of Indonesian urban and architecture.



Architect, Empathy, Human, Indonesia, Architectural.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.24853/ijbesr.2.2.87-96


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