Iconic Symbol in architecture

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Aug 2006

Why do people feel better when they use label? Why do some people have preferences? Why do we choose to use certain imagery in architecture? Can we break the boundaries between the imageries?


The image of one church in our city. It makes us feel small

Let’s think about it…. What if we use this kind of church architecture for a Buddhist temple or mosque? Do we find it uncomfortable to use such imagery for another purpose?


The Pohsarang church complex, somehow it points to the sky.

But then we find similarity of the buildings… most of them point out somehow to the sky, the upper level, they point out to God. There are sometimes the intention to give difference in scale, the building is made big, makes us feel small.


One of the signage that I made myself at my backyard. Every religion has its own expression identity

Finally, we might just sit down wondering, is it human who create boundaries or was it really God?

(images were photographed by Probo Hindarto)

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