Saturday, December 20, 2008

ITB's Sundanese Traditional Roof

It was founded in 1920, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) traces its origin to de Technische Hoogeschool te Bandung (THB) established by the Dutch colonial administration to meet the needs of technical resources at its colony in the region. When the school opened its door for the first time on July 3, 1920, it had one department namely 'de Faculteit van Technische Wetenschap' with only one academic major of 'de afdeeling der Weg en Waterbouw'.
This noticeable roof of major building of ITB was built based on the modernized traditional Sundanese house. I took this picture last night when I just arrived from Balongan - Indramayu, the West Java oil refinery.

1 comment:

babooshka said...

Very interesting and it's a wonderful green hue you have