Article: The character of Kawit Carving as Identity in Regional Library
Article Category: Architectural engineering
Author: Evan Christian,Murni Rachmawati,Bambang Soemardiono
Abstract: Because of the increasing globalization in various fields including fields architecture in Indonesia, this opportunity needs to be used to globalize local Indonesian architecture. The purpose of this paper is to produce a design that is capable of meeting every design and afford criteria shows the transformation process of kawit carving as the identity of the area on regional library in North Kalimantan. Besides that, they are able to apply theories identity and transformation in the design object so that the meaning and form of Kawit carvings can be seen as regional identities. Then for explain the character of kawit carvings which are used as identities in the North Kalimantan regional library. The results of the analysis and data collection explain the elements of kawit carving that make their identity strong are the circular shapes in the middle and arches on each side, besides the methods that can be used in the transformation process are extended, broken down and reduced to produce building shapes.
Keyword: Kawit Carving, Regional Identity, transformation