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The Famous Majapahit Hotel

05 Oct

Almost last two weeks there was a public holiday. In all of a sudden, I happened to have a chance to visit the famous Majapahit Hotel. This hotel is originally built in 1910, and had changed name from Oranje Hotel, Yamato Hotel and to Majapahit Hotel at the last.

The hotel is located on Tunjungan Street, Surabaya, a street which used to be known as shopping street. The hotel is the place where Indonesian heroes tore down blue color at the Dutch Flag to claim back Indonesian Independence.

Majapahit from above - Google Earth image

Majapahit from above – Google Earth image

What interesting about this hotel is its outdoor space. The hotel orientation to its inner garden, function as a patio, a view and a way to breath to the architecture itself. The column repetition made the hallway looks long and has no end. Its art deco architecture style is reflected in each of the detail, from exterior to interior of the building. It can be seen in the detail of column, fence, railing, and the building façade. The classical arrangement also can be noticed in the symmetrical plan of the building.

The architecture which is not just a sculpture, but architecture that fits to the environment, thus sustains through ages.

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2 Comments

Posted by on October 5, 2015 in ARCHITECTURE & PLANNING, Uncategorized

 

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2 responses to “The Famous Majapahit Hotel

  1. Agustinus Angkoso

    October 11, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    slideshownya nggak jalan bu

     
    • shirleyana

      October 12, 2015 at 10:59 am

      Iya pak, ga tahu mungkin wordpress-nya error.

       

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