The proposed speculative project aims to reconstruct the Pacific’s consanguinity with Southeast Asia by speculatively reimagining Indonesia’s capital city’s relocation plan from Java to Borneo.
The narrative of this project displays the continuum of visionary thinking of Oceanic philosophy and sophisticated engineering of indigenous Oceanic tectonic, which are explored to solve contemporary problems like sea level rise, deforestation and indigenous community gentrification.
The project shows that indigenous architecture could be translated through their technology intricacy and understanding of spatial tectonic instead of simply imitating the forms or limiting it as a façade treatment. The imitation product might ‘look’ like one, but holistically, it does not function, respond or serve like the indigenous reference. This project is about Borneo, but it could become an example or reference for other Oceanic countries to develop their solution. We are the experts at sea, and if there is sea-level rise, we, Oceanic people, need to show the world how to live and adapt with it.