Friday, May 6, 2011

Telkom MSC Building at "Jl Letjen Soeprapto No. 7" Street, an Old Building with Sky Blue Color

The Building is situated across the street at the opposite side of another old building with red color previously described in this blog. Based on historical notes, during Dutch Colonial Era, this building also known as Koloniale Petroleum Verkoop Mij., formerly Javasche Bank. Currently the building is painted in light blue color to the entire exterior surfaces with horizontal patterns in darker blue color. This might be related with the company's corporate color.

The overall building appears in symmetrical shapes arrangement with a featured dome-like roof in the middle part. But, the existence of the main roof dome not indicate building's main entry position, since the building has twin entry doors that are place at the end sides of the building that are elaborated with the appearance of prismatic clay roofs.

Louvered windows in painted-wood within its canopy and round ventilation openings over are becoming dominant elements on the facade. As different as another old buildings at old city area, there are raised-landscaping boxes that makes the building slightly setback against pedestrian side.

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