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Rinawati Prawoto

A Prawoto installation illustrates his principle of designing for prevailing conditions

Lantip Kuswaladaya shudders when he recalls the earthquake that struck Yogyakarta in May last year. "My wife, who was six months pregnant, was trying to get down from the second floor of our house," says the professional dancer, who lives in Kembaran village, just outside the quake-prone Indonesian city of half a million. "Even though the house was swaying like a palm tree, she eventually made it down safely." His neighbors were less fortunate. The quake, measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale, struck before dawn. Most of the houses in Kembaran were reduced to rubble. In Yogyakarta's immediate region,...

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