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Published: 04 February 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392576-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9257-6
... the middle-class imagination (which architects share): the ordinary “private” house and the extraordi- nary “public” commercial building complex (for offices, entertainment, and shopping) known as the “superblock.” I conceive them as representatives of attempts to come to terms with the...
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By Abidin Kusno
Published: 04 February 2010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9257-6
Book Chapter

By Abidin Kusno
Published: 04 February 2010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9257-6
...  60 7. The bridge to the busway shelter on Jalan Sudirman  62 8. Interior of a busway shelter  64 9. Interior of Tanjung Duren House  77 10. Rental housing design for the urban poor  79 11. Model of Epicentrum, the largest superblock in the golden triangle of Jakarta  82 12...
Published: 15 July 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394310-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9431-0
... identified with Chavismo. Indeed, as a grassroots challenge to a political project that claims grassroots participation, the primaries were certainly remarkable; that they took place in the 23 de Enero was even more striking. An amalgam of 1950s- era superblocks and densely packed squatter...
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By Martin J. Murray
Published: 30 May 2011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9181-4
... Improvement District This district covers twenty-four blocks in the southwestern quadrant of the his- toric urban core. It contains the main financial institutions and corporate head offices in the central city, including the Standard Bank Superblock Complex, the Chamber of Mines, BHP...
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By Abidin Kusno
Published: 04 February 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392576-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9257-6
... Istiqlal Mosque, 218–20 sapu bersih (sweeping), 235–37 Sukarno Putri, Megawati, 73, 225–32, Sarikat Islam (SI), 160–63, 254 234, 239–40, 275 Schrieke, J. J., 184 Sunda Kelapa, 42–43 self-cleaning (bersih diri), 236–37 superblock, 5, 8, 74–75, 80–96 Semarang, 145–46, 173–74, 178, 186...
Published: 16 February 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393597-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9359-7
... imaginary colonial citadel of Bereter- bide and Vautier, this was a modern oasis at the foot of the Andes. The existing blocks of the city grid were regrouped into ‘‘superblocks Each had a park and public walkway running through its center and vehicle tra≈c at its periphery; for each cluster of...
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By Abidin Kusno
Published: 04 February 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392576-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9257-6
... Dipantara, 2003. First published 1951. Prasetyo, Arief. “Superblock terbesar di Jakarta” [The Largest Superblock in Jakarta]. Bisnis Properti, 2006. Preij, W. “Het Koningspleinplan 1937.” Locale techniek 7, no. 1 (1938), 8–15. Prijotomo, Josef. “The Indonesian Elements in the Architecture of 1900...
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By Abidin Kusno
Published: 04 February 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392576-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9257-6
... Suharman, executive director of PT Bakrieland Development, as cited in Prasetyo, “Superblock terbesar di Jakarta,” [The Largest Superblock in Jakarta], Bisnis Properti 35, 2006, 52. 25. Burhanuddin Abe, “Between Investment and Lifestyle,” Jakarta Post, supplement edition, “High-Rise...
Published: 30 May 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391814-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9181-4
... unsentimental, the original gridlike streetscape had created the blank sheet on which the growing city drew its future. But in time, this visionary scheme proved to be a significant obstacle in the path of progress. In a single stroke, the amalgamation of small lots into gi- gantic superblocks...
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By Abidin Kusno
Published: 04 February 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392576-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9257-6
... preservation of urban heritage, and the construction of large-scale superblock complexes as a way to reconquer space, culture, and history. A distinctive relation of the present to the past is invented in order to create, problematically, new commonality and to produce the everyday anew. This book...
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By Martin J. Murray
Published: 30 May 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391814-016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9181-4
..., 94–95; monumental giantism Blenheim Place (Hyde Park), 184 and superblocks, 69–70; morphology of, 33; 464  |  index central business district (continued) Dainfern College, 305 peripheral urbanization and, 108, 112–13; physi- Dainfern Golf Estate and Country Club...
Published: 16 February 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393597-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9359-7
... by irrigation canals. Instead of the imaginary colonial citadel of Bereter- bide and Vautier, this was a modern oasis at the foot of the Andes. The existing blocks of the city grid were regrouped into ‘‘superblocks Each had a park and public walkway running through its center and vehicle tra≈c at...
Published: 30 May 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391814-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9181-4
Published: 30 May 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391814-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9181-4
... Simmonds Street, known as the Superblock). Because it houses the hidden power of the executive suites, the 427-foot Head Office building (with thirty- four floors above ground level) isprimus inter pares in the Standard Bank pre- cinct. The path to corporate power crosses multiple thresholds: access...
Published: 15 January 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392538-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9253-8
... rectangular grid pattern of superblocks subdivided by narrow paths that would barely accommodate a single vehicle. Since this was back in the days of rudimentary word processing, I carefully pasted pictures by hand to the essay’s pages: maps of Tashkent and Samarkand, and photocopies of the kinds of...
Published: 21 October 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392989-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9298-9
Published: 30 May 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391814-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9181-4