Factors of cultural, traditions, geographical conditions and of course art in the field of architecture (village patterns, buildings, spatial planning, building technology, etc.) are fully depicted clearly in learning them. UNESCO has recognized and established Indonesia as a country with the most cultural heritages and preservation efforts on Nusantara Architecture have been carried out by various parties along with several Architects who care about the wealth.
Palembang is the choice of field study object this time. Formerly Palembang was the center of the Srivijaya kingdom, where relics from the royal and colonial era could still be seen properly. The Field study carried out on March 7th
, 2019 preceded by a friendly visit to the Department of Architecture, Sriwijaya University to get a briefing about Architecture in Palembang.
The field study was attended by 27 participants consisting of 9 lecturers and 18 students participating in the History and Nusantara Architecture Theory course. The objects visited were: Department of Architecture – Sriwijaya University, Balaputra Dewa Museum, Al Munawar Village, Kemaro Island, Kapitan House, Tuan Kentang Village, Baba Boentjit House, Sekanak Tua Area, Lawang Kidul Mosque, Dharma Chandra Nadi Vihara, and Sultan Mahmud Badarudin 1 Great Mosque. Observation topics include the building and its environment.
This field study is expected to broaden horizons, inspire the development of teaching and research for educators in Study Program of Architecture of Trisakti University. For students, this empirical experience is expected to be able to provide an overview and direct learning about the richness of Nusantara Architecture, especially in the field of Architecture.