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Han Awal is fascinated by the way architecture conveys local wisdom as to what he discovered on his trip from Ise Shrine in Japan to Wae Rebo village in Flores, Indonesia.

Han Awal is fascinated by the way architecture conveys local wisdom as to what he discovered on his trip from Ise Shrine in Japan to Wae Rebo village in Flores, Indonesia.

A lightweight, glass-walled structure on Kolonel Masturi Km 11, Cisarua, Bandung, is the centerpoint in the family leisure park Dusun Bambu. Located in Lembang, the vast, high-terrain recreational area, Dusun Bambu is one of such destination transformed from an unused agricultural fields in recent years.

A lightweight, glass-walled structure on Kolonel Masturi Km 11, Cisarua, Bandung, is the centerpoint in the family leisure park Dusun Bambu. Located in Lembang, the vast, high-terrain recreational area, Dusun Bambu is one of such destination transformed from an unused agricultural fields in recent years.

Soeman HS Library in Pekanbaru, Riau, won the 2015 ASEAN Architecture Award, eliminating 19 other building designs from eight Southeast Asian countries.

Soeman HS Library in Pekanbaru, Riau, won the 2015 ASEAN Architecture Award, eliminating 19 other building designs from eight Southeast Asian countries.

North Jakarta, aside from the heavy-loaded traffic to and fro the biggest sea port of Indonesia, there is a hidden cultural heritage. Rumah Si Pitung (House of Pitung) is a big residence that was once owned by the richest fish merchant in Marunda.

North Jakarta, aside from the heavy-loaded traffic to and fro the biggest sea port of Indonesia, there is a hidden cultural heritage. Rumah Si Pitung (House of Pitung) is a big residence that was once owned by the richest fish merchant in Marunda.

GPIB Paulus Church has a popular name among the Jakartans: Gereja Ayam. Its tower was decorated with a rooster, perhaps a weather vane in the old days.

GPIB Paulus Church has a popular name among the Jakartans: Gereja Ayam. Its tower was decorated with a rooster, perhaps a weather vane in the old days.

The capital city of Japan has shown that being number two does not mean losing out. Even to those who are not aware of history, it is not beyond imagination that Tokyo Tower took inspiration from Paris city icon of the 19th century, the Eiffel Tower.

The capital city of Japan has shown that being number two does not mean losing out. Even to those who are not aware of history, it is not beyond imagination that Tokyo Tower took inspiration from Paris city icon of the century, the Eiffel Tower.

Kinkaku Temple, or also called the Golden Pavilion, Kyoto, Japan, was registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 1994. Photography by Shinya Kagomoto

Kinkaku Temple, or also called the Golden Pavilion, Kyoto, Japan, was registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site in Photography by Shinya Kagomoto

Nicknamed Bottle Opener, the rectangular shaped aperture at the top of the WTC skyscraper in Shanghai was originally designed in oval. But the local authorities stated their objection in what they deemed a semblance of Japan's state symbol.

Nicknamed Bottle Opener, the rectangular shaped aperture at the top of the WTC skyscraper in Shanghai was originally designed in oval. But the local authorities stated their objection in what they deemed a semblance of Japan's state symbol.

Enormous glass panels constitute the facade of NCPA in Beijing. The only structure of contemporary architecture situated among conventional governmental buildings in Beijing. Its citizens do not only learn to welcome the quirky new guest across the block, but also to love it, in and outside.

Enormous glass panels constitute the facade of NCPA in Beijing. The only structure of contemporary architecture situated among conventional governmental buildings in Beijing. Its citizens do not only learn to welcome the quirky new guest across the block, but also to love it, in and outside.

Chinese Chamber of Commerce’s branch office in George Town dated back in 1928, at the decline of Qing dynasty and the rise of Nationalist movement in China, is a staggering example of Chinese heritage overseas. More than just protecting the site amid the modernisation—as seen across the block—conservation of such buildings in George Town is a guarantee for indefinite time.

Chinese Chamber of Commerce’s branch office in George Town dated back in 1928, at the decline of Qing dynasty and the rise of Nationalist movement in China, is a staggering example of Chinese heritage overseas. More than just protecting the site amid the modernisation—as seen across the block—conservation of such buildings in George Town is a guarantee for indefinite time.

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