Lakeshore Museum At Lake Toba

Student Artwork  Lakeshore Museum At Lake Toba


"GO BEYOND", for me, not only is focusing on sustainable design beyond the current trends but it is also important in enhancing the traditional and cultural values in the local context.

            So, the question is how can we design a building beyond the current trends at the sometime preserve some traditional values of the local buildings? Thus, I had chosen a site at Lake Toba, Indonesia in order to show how I make use of Autodesk REVIT 2015 and 3DS MAX 2015 in solving the question above.

            Lake Toba is the largest volcanic lake (Super volcanic lake) in the world. Most of the people who live around the lake are ethnically orang Batak. The life here is simple and peaceful. It is indeed a place where full of mystery and adventure. Everything here seems very ‘traditional’ and no hypercritic elements. Thus, there is a need to diligently design a humble and contextual architecture in order to preserve the identity of the Orang Batak.

            Since ferry and yatch are the only transports on this island, so, a port with some welcoming features are key of attracting tourists to come over the museum. By taking the Batak’s roof as the primary inspiration to design an iconic yet humble museum , it shows respect to the inhabitants. Secondary elements like different type of bali style sun shading panels are also implemented for shading purpose. Moreover, a cafe where provide the traditional food can be found here.

            Lake Toba is a potential tourists spot, thus this project must be as ‘GREEN’ as possible. By maximising day lighting and sea breeze. Much energy can be saved during the building’s lifespan. Building materials which can be found locally not only can reduce the carbon footprint but also use the same language with the local context.

            By using REVIT ARCHITECURE 2015, it allows me to explore more on massing and take the best orientation for the buildings. Many complicated form like the roof (which is quite organic in shape) can be modelled in a very short time.

            Then, I use the 3D model in REVIT import into 3DS MAX 2015 for post-production.  By fully using the Mental Ray renderer in 3DS MAX, I can render my 3D model faster and more precise.  

            To sum up, It is a must-go place for tourists (if it is built) who want to explore the Batak’s life but in a tight schedule. Sitting beside the lake, viewing the nice scenery while enjoying a cup of coffee, definitely an unforgettable memory!






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