This global studio is focused on strategies for sustainable tourism development in the outer eastern islands of the Indonesian archipelago. Travelling to the city of Laboun Bajo in Flores, famous for its world class diving, snorkeling and its proximity to the Komodo National Park, you are asked to carry out a comparative analysis between traditional architectural typologies and that of high end hotels. Within this analysis, you are asked to identify traditional and contemporary adaptations of building technologies informed by local climatic conditions, seasonal variation and natural resources. The outcome of fieldwork conducted in Flores and Komodo is the familiarization of sustainable strategies for tourism development and experience working in a design research capacity with regional communities.
Dates : July 5-15th
Location : Laboun Bajo, Flores & Komodo, Indonesia