01 EDITORS MAIL HOUSE 2 PRINCIPAL POINT 3-4 RECENT PUBLICATION 1 Soaring Population Growth? Keep Girls in School 5-7 RECENT PUBLICATION 2 Asia Pacific Meeting Address Urban Planning 8 RECENT PUBLICATION 3 Asia, Africa Megacities Top Climate Risk Survey 9-11 DISCOURSE DISCUSSION The World’s 15 Biggest Metropolitan Areas 12-13 DESIGN NEWS Tribeca Central Park 14 TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION Piolo - The Small and Simple Iphone 4 Stand 16 PROPERTY CONSTRUCTION PLAYERS Jakarta: A Messy Concrete Jungle 17-19 ARK DESIGN PROJECT 20-22 EVENT 23 STAY INFORMED 24
02 EditorsMailHouse “We apologize that the first edition of the new look ArkBulletin has been delayed due to our commitment to give our readers only the best. After many weeks of redesigning the bulletin now called AQ (ArkdesignQuarterly) with our excellent design partners, Bentuk, we are finally pleased to present to you AQ. We welcome your comments and constructive criticism. Enjoy !” Published by: PT ARKIPURI INTRANASIONAL Arkdesign Architects Jakarta Office Editor in Chief Paul Tan We encourage you to write your comments and opinions to us at Editor Zenia Rashelia email@example.com Graphics Bentuk Your letters will be published in the next edition of : “MailHouse”. KiraKira Digital Media is not responsible for the contents of readers Marketing Ellena Chandra letters, however the Editor reserves the right not to publish letters should it be illegal or EDITION 8 MARCH 2012 counter productive to do so.
03PrincipalPoint What is the maximum bearing Today we are used to slogans of capacity of the earth ? “green”, “carbon foot print”, global warming” and so on. Most of us will agree those issues are important to our future and as a species on this planet. Many movements have evolved to promote awareness and to get action taken to curb global warming. It is an environmental trend on earth, that has developed over extraordinary and massive efforts to reverse, if at all possible. Based on the widely published research by the United Nations and other world agencies, this trend is caused by ourselves as human inhabitants of this planet. It is not a natural phenomena that has caused this globe to warm up as sea temperatures and sea levels continue to rise. It is a fact that the use of non-renewable resources and chemicals have a great contribution to global warming. The need for energy, resources, food and water is crucial to Source http://www.flickr.com/photos/55007890@N08/5380129160/ human survival on this planet. Progress in medical science and technology has increased life Serious questions and actions need to asked and taken about our lifestyle. expectancies and reduced infant“Should we limit the growth of human population to be more or less equal to the deaths. dying population?”
04 PrincipalPoint Ample supply of resources, water and energy through With this continuing exponential trend, the technology and infrastructure have allowed more areas of earth will surely deteriorate as a place to live the planet to become human habitable. All the in. Serious questions and actions need to be development, infrastructure and storage to sustain human asked and taken about our lifestyle. Should we habitation in far flung places require energy and mainly non limit the growth of human population to be more or less equal to the dying population ? renewable resources. The point of this publication today is “over population”. There are moral, legal and social issues as a consequence. All signs indicates however that With the exponential growth in world human population as limiting the population is the only certain way of seen in the United Nations Census Bureau recently this “spiraling out of control” race for water, published, in the last 50 years, world population has more food, energy and space ! Do we have enough than doubled from 3 billion in 1959 to 7 billion people in courage and determination as a species to 2011. This is an increase of 233%. Where it took 123 years take this route, or do we choose to let the to rise to 2 billion people, from 1 billion in 1804 to 2 billion in future take its own course and try to stop the 1927. By any standards this is an alarming rate. Why ? “bleeding” with greener buildings, wind farms and new technology to grow more wheat and In the 1980’s governments of highly populated countries rice ? imposed limitations on the number of children allowable per family, Indonesia, China. Draconian social engineering? What “we” forgot is that many children are born outside a Writer, formal family, in places where there is no reliable census or restriction. As a comparison Indonesia’s population Paul Tan between 1959-2011 grew “only” 158 %, China 130 %, much less than the world populations growth of 233%. The highest percentage increase occurred during the 1970-1990 period which by no accident was also the world oil boom which gave birth to various new countries in the “...in the last 50 years, Middle East and so on. It shows that population drives the world population has need for energy which drives the global warming tomore than doubled from 3 alarming levels. billion in 1959 to 7 billion It is all and well and admittedly urgent to limit our carbonpeople in 2011. This is an output, to reduce our zest for resources and harness the increase of 233%.” sun’s energy to power our industrial equipment, This is however a mere band-aid to a bleeding wound. What is the maximum bearing capacity of the earth ?
05RecentPublication Soaring Population Growth? Keep Girls in School Photo source : www.google.com Source : US Cencus Bureau, United Nation, Socioeconomic Data and Application Center, Populationaction.org - Reuters Jakarta Post Robinson said “Keeping girls in school was one of the most important things policymakers could do to address the coming challenges of an ever-increasing population, predicted by the United Nations to reach 7 billion at the end of the month.”
06RecentPublicationFormer Irish President Mary Robinson was In May, the United Nations projected the world Most family planning experts warnjust making polite conversation when she population would reach 9.3 billion in 2050 and against extreme coercive populationasked an Ethiopian teenager about her 10.1 billion by 2100. Much of that growth will control measures, such as Chinaswedding day. come from Africa, where the population is "One Child“ policy, which since 1980 growing at 2.3 percent a year -- more than has limited parents to only one child.The 16-year-old had already been married a double Asias 1 percent growth rate. If thatyear. "She looked at me with the saddest rate stays consistent, which is not certain, The uniquely draconian policyeyes and said, I had to drop out of school," Africas population will more than triple to 3.6 succeeded in limiting the growth ofRobinson said in a telephone interview billion by 2100 from the current 1 billion. the worlds largest population but led to other problems such as skewing"That conveyed to me the reality," said Joel Cohen, a professor of population studies the demographic toward males andRobinson, the first woman to serve as at Rockefeller University York and Columbia, creating a disproportionate agingIrelands president and former U.N. high said universal secondary education offered a population.commissioner for human rights. "Her life, as way to reduce population in high-fertilityfar as she is concerned, had more or less regions. In addition to providing information Population Fund or UNFPA, toldended.“ about contraception, a secondary education Reuters his focus is very much on motivates women to reduce their own fertility, empowering women in such a"European countries are concerned about improve the health of their children and allows way as to change the culturalaging populations as is Japan, but this is them to move from a mind-set of having many norms.much less of an issue than the huge bulge children in the hopes that some will survive toof people which we are going to see over improving the quality of each childs life, "When a young woman goes throughthe next 40 years when the population goes Cohen wrote in the journal Nature. "Although at least secondary education, herfrom 7 billion to 9 billion people," she said. there are other factors at work, in many children survive better, physically they developing countries, women who complete mature, emotionally they mature, and"Almost all of that increase will be in poor secondary school average at least one child because they have education, theydeveloping countries, so that we have a very fewer per lifetime than women who complete are able to make choices,"big demographic challenge.“ Family planning primary school only," he added. Osotimehin said.experts worry in particular about the loomingpopulation boom in sub-Saharan Africa. Soaring Population Growth? Keep Girls in School
"07RecentPublication"It is not just their ability to make the choice about Family planning is so much more than just access to abortion," saidfamily planning. Its also that they have power of their Lyndon Haviland, a senior health fellow at the Aspen Institute, aown, which enables them to live a life of dignity and nonpartisan think tank in Washington.respect.“ "Its about healthy pregnancies. Its about building the future for youngAfrica is full of examples of countries struggling with girls," Haviland said. Haviland and others argue that family planning is aefforts to attain full educational enrollment in the face development issue and the lack of it can increase political tensions.of high fertility, said Dr. Fred Sai, Ghanaian physicianand former director general of the International In Yemen, which has the highest rate of unmet need for family planning,Planned Parenthood Federation. the population has doubled in less than 20 years and its high fertility rate of some six children per woman is pressuring that nations fragile "Family planning can help to slow down economy, Isobel Coleman of the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations saidpopulation growth in those regions and countries in a recent policy report.where the fertility rates are over two (children) per woman and especially where women want and In Somalia, 70 percent of the population is under age 30, yet only 1 percent of married women in Somalia have access to modern need family planning and have no access.“ contraception, and the country has one of the highest rates of population growth in the world. That is something Robinson observed while visitingAccording to UNFPA, more than 215 million women Somalia in July to draw attention to the famine, which has killed nearlywant to delay or prevent pregnancies but lack modern 30,000 children.contraception. Family planning experts are frustratedby lack of progress on commitments made to improve "One of the ways you open up a conversation is to ask how manywomens sexual and reproductive health at the 1994 children do you have. Not a single woman said less than six children,"International Conference on Population and Robinson said.Development in Cairo. "We know what works. What works is education of girls and women andProgress has been stalled in part, they say, by access to healthcare, so that mothers will know their children willincreasing pressure from social survive," she said.conservatives, especially in the United States, whoequate family planning with abortion. Source: Jakarta Post Soaring Population Growth? Keep Girls in School
08RecentPublication Asia Pacific meeting addresses urban planningThe Pacific Rim Council on Urban Development (PRCUD)meeting that ended in Palembang on Wednesdayaddressed urban planning and climate change issues in thehost city.Representatives from 23 countries in the Pacific rimparticipated in the meeting, which was the second PRCUDmeeting held in Palembang since 2002.The forum, which was inaugurated on Monday by deputy ofregional development and autonomy affairs at the NationalDevelopment Planning Board (Bappenas) Max H. Pohanand PRCUD president Thomas L. Zearley, heardrecommendations on urban development programs Source: www.google.comdesigned to prepare the city to overcome the threats ofclimate change, including rising sea levels. Founded in 1989, the PRCUD is an organization ofBased on projections for the period 2005 to 2025, the professionals and academics in the field of urban planning andurban population in Indonesia will increase by 67.5 percent. development. It was created to contribute to the betterment of cities and their environments in the Pacific Rim Region.This rapid urban population growth and climate change are “Adaptation, environmental pollution management and disaster projected to cause the average temperature in mitigation are among the 10 strategies for spurring nationalIndonesia to rise by between 0.8 and 1.0 degree Celsius and regional growth. These strategies are arranged tofrom 2020 to 2050. determine the national direction,” he added.“The impacts can already be seen from the frequent Zearley said the Palembang municipality had shown itsflooding in major cities, like Jakarta, Semarang and commitment to organize slum areas, evidenced by theSurabaya, due to the rise in sea water. That’s why urban development of special settlements, especially low-incomeareas should be able to adapt to the climate change to families, public sanitation, such as decent public bathroomsanticipate disasters in urban development,” Pohan said. and children’s facilities in the 3-4 Ulu slum area. Source: The Jakarta Post
09RecentPublication Source: Jakarta Post Asia, Africa Megacities Top Climate Change Risk Survey
10RecentPublication Other megacities at extreme or high risk include Asia, Africa Megacities Top Manila, Kolkata, Jakarta, Kinshasa, Lagos, Delhi Climate Change Risk Survey and Guangzhou. The study by risk analysis and mapping firm Maplecroft, released on Wednesday, comes as the United Nations says the worlds population will hit seven billion next week and as huge floods inundate areas of Thailand and the capital Bangkok. The survey ranks nearly 200 nations in terms of vulnerability to climate change over the medium term. It also ranks the top-20 fastest-growing cities by 2020 in terms of risk, with the study based on a series of indices. The survey maps the world in 25- square-km segments according to vulnerability, making regional assessments easier. "Population growth in these cities combines with poor government effectiveness, corruption, poverty and other socio-economic factors to increase the David Fogarty / Reuters Singapore risks to residents and business," said Maplecroft. Rapidly growing megacities in Africa and Asia face This meant infrastructure already stretched in many the highest risks from rising sea levels, floods and cities , would struggle to cope as populations other climate change impacts, says a global survey increase, making disaster responses less effective aimed at guiding city planners and investors. at a time when disasters might become more frequent. Haiti is the country most at risk from climate change, while Iceland is the least vulnerable. Thailand is ranked 37th. Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, is the megacity most at risk with an "extreme" ranking. Asia, Africa Megacities Top Climate Change Risk Survey
11RecentPublication The impacts of this could have far reaching storms and the likely increase in these disasters. consequences, not only for local populations, but Rainfall intensity is likely to increase in tropical on business, national economies and on the Asia, climate scientists say. balance sheets of investors around the world, particularly as the economic importance of these Highlighting the areas of great risk also offered nations is set to dramatically increase," Charlie investment opportunities. Beldon, Maplecrofts principal environmental analyst, said in a statement. "Changing demands for goods and services can present opportunities for new products or Maplecroft analyses the exposure of populations innovative modifications to existing ones," to climate related natural hazards and sensitivity Maplecroft says. of countries in terms of population concentration, development, natural resources, agricultural Globally, many other cities were also vulnerable dependency and conflict. They also rank in terms to climate change, Maplecroft said, but better of a countrys, citys or regions ability to adapt. governance, greater wealth and better policies meant they were more able to adapt. The maps highlight areas within countries that might be more vulnerable, allowing risks to towns, cities, economic zones and individual company Source: Jakarta Post assets to be identified. For instance, Manila, as the Philippines commercial center, is extremely vulnerable because of its huge population, rapid growth -- estimated to add another 2.2 million people between 2010 and 2020 – risk from flooding and 12 Asia, Africa Megacities Top Climate Change Risk Survey
12DiscourseDiscussion Tokyo (Japan) Metropolitan Area: 35.2 million people City: 12.9 million people Seoul (South Korea) Metropolitan Area: 25 million people City: 10.4 million people Jakarta (Indonesia) Metropolitan Area: 22 million people City: 9.6 million people Mumbai (India) Metropolitan Area: 21.9 million people City: 14 million people New Delhi (India) Metropolitan Area: 20.9 million people City: 9.8 million people Manila (The Philippines) Metropolitan Area: 20.6 million people City: 11.2 million people Sao Paulo (Brazil) Metropolitan Area: 20.1 million people City: 11 million people
13 Beijing (China)DiscourseDiscussion Metropolitan Area: 19.7 million people City: 13.3 million people Shanghai (China) Metropolitan Area: 19.2 million people City: 13.8 million people New York City (USA) Metropolitan Area: 19 million people City: 8 million people Mexico City (Mexico) Metropolitan Area: 18.7 million people City: 8 million people Cairo (Egypt) Metropolitan Area: 17.2 million people City: 7 million people Kolkata (India) Metropolitan Area: 15.6 million people City: 5.1 million people Los Angeles (USA) Metropolitan Area: 14.7 million people City: 3.8 million people Moscow (Russia) Metropolitan Area: 13.7 million people City: 10.5 million people Source : http://knowledge.allianz.com
14DesignNews Tribeca Central Park The masterplan of Central Park has an organic flowing form with the head at the main entrance, that asks for a continuation and a closure. The request for a bridge between the mall and Tribeca and the design of Tribeca itself, rose as a perfect opportunity to bring this form to a complete curve and tail, back close to the main entrance to delineate several negative spaces to become more defined. The park is now truly at the center of Central Park. The entrance and drop off to the hotel adjacent to the park, is now more defined and given a specific identity from the overall mall facade. The dynamism of the flowing curves and fins of the bridge with its leaning columns and the waving facade of Tribeca, slowly terminates at the end of Tribeca, paying homage to its head which is the main entrance. The park was designed to become the main draw card of the design, both functionally as well as functionally. Not many other malls have the courage to spend about 18,000m2 on parkland. These "green lungs" is exactly what Jakarta inhabitants needed being an overcrowded city of 15 million. The park has become the heart of the this mall creating a lively urban habitat for thousands of people everyday. Concept │As Built
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PropertyConstructionPlayers Jakarta: A Messy Concrete Jungle Skyscrapers. High-rise offices and hotels dominate the Mega Kuningan business district in South Jakarta. More such tall buildings are under construction and are expected to open in the city later this year.Photo by: Jakarta Post
18 PropertyConstructionPlayers This year more concrete buildings will spring up, decorating Jakarta’s skyline to meet the needs of people for living space or to expand their business. Analysts have also forecast that the property sector in the city will remain strong in 2012 on the back of high demand and positive economic growth. But has the concept behind a high-rise city really worked in Jakarta? Or will it only portray Jakarta as a messy concrete jungle? “The absence of a development concept has turned Jakarta into a disorganized city,” Tarumanegara University urban and spatial planner Suryono Herlambang told The Jakarta Post. He said that most cities focused on developing their areas vertically because they wanted to create a compact and efficient city so that they would have more open public spaces on the ground. Photo by: Jakarta Post “Do we see that here? We don’t see plenty of open Jakarta has at least five areas that have spaces in Jakarta. What we have got here is the become the main Central Business more vertical buildings stand, the less open space District (CBD). They are located along we [Jakarta] have,” he said. Jl. MH. Thamrin and Jl. Jend. Sudirman in Central Jakarta, Jl. Gatot Subroto, Jl. “The lack of concept had also prompted the H.R. Rasuna Said and Jl. TB. development of too many central business district Simatupang in the South Jakarta. centers that only created new problems,” Suryono said. In recent years, superblocks have begun to emerge in Jakarta, with “While the development in Sudirman has not been developers offering city dwellers all the totally completed, Jakarta has seen another exclusivity with interrelated residences business district development in Kuningan, and and industries along with commercial, other areas. In addition, the trend of superblocks in social and recreational facilities. People Jakarta has created new traffic congestion zones in can have their dream homes close to the city,” he said. offices, malls, hospitals and other facilities. .
19PropertyConstructionPlayers Suryono said developers could not be totally The bylaw sets an outline on how Jakarta will be blamed for constructing many high-rise buildings developed over the next 20 years. There are currently across the city as they had been given permits from over 120 high-rise buildings in Jakarta, most of which the authorities. He also said a thorough are used as office space. According to a property development concept was urgently needed in order consultant, Cushman & Wakefield Indonesia, the to re-organize the city. demand for office space in Jakarta’s CBDs is expected to grow between 8 and 9 percent while the annual net “Jakarta’s administration must plan and prepare all usage is predicted to reach approximately 350,000 supporting infrastructure so that the construction of square meters. In its report, four high-rise buildings are concrete buildings will not worsen the face of the scheduled to be completed this year. city,” he said. “And I don’t see that yet in the 2010-2030 spatial planning bylaw.” Arief Rahardjo, the associate director of research at Cushman & Wakefield also said Jakarta would see a significant increase in the construction of condominiums. “Greater Jakarta will see 18,140 condominiums completed in 2012, up from 8,088 units in 2011,” he said. “But the development of shopping malls in Jakarta will slow down this year as the city administration has imposed a moratorium on shopping malls,” Arief said. Governor Fauzi Bowo issued a gubernatorial decree to restrict the issuance of construction permits for new shopping malls bigger than 5,000 square meters until the end of 2012. Source: Jakarta Post Photo by: Jakarta Post Jakarta: A Messy Concrete Jungle
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