Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Convolution Dwelling System as Alternative Solution for Housing Issues in Urban Area of Bandung, Indonesia

In approaching urban housing issues, particularly in Indonesia, questions regarding multiple political-social-economy-cultural paradigms are inevitable. These paradigms often come together with the complex problems in housing condition, especially when it involves the marginalized urban poor. This paper discusses the potential of a new approach in housing design, which we call as the Convolution Dwelling System. This design experiment, conducted as part of the studio exercise for the Master’s Program in Architecture Design at Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), respond to the site, which is located at the area of Industri Dalam, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. The Convolution Dwelling System is hoped to provide alternative design solutions in offering flexible yet individually unique housing designs that would be able to accommodate densification within a controlled and sustainable environment. The design strategies formulated from the research were also seen as potential scheme that would resist generic housing developments that are often associated with urban sprawl as well as to approach the design problem within the idea of community based development. This paper is hoped to disseminate the overall design process and thinking behind the research to contribute in providing alternatives housing design scheme for a more sustainable urban dwelling.

Authors: Hafiz Amirrol, Tria Prabawati, Achmad Tardiyana
Seminar Website: SAUD 2010

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