Importance of functionality in realizing sustainability of low cost apartments in Surabaya Indonesia

R. Kisnarini, E.L.C. Egmond - de Wilde De Ligny, van, M. Mohammadi

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Abstract

This paper researches daily household activities and use of space at low cost apartments in Surabaya, Indonesia. In-depth interviews on where & how much space required for activities were done. Functionality is assessed by standards and classified as highly, functional, less, and non-functional. Findings: 13 of 14 apartments have open floor plans with no fixed partitioning; 70% families tend to separate private from the more public space; families entertain, eat, iron, play, work and relax while watching TV in the more public space of multi-functional zone in the unit. Units are concluded less sufficient especially for multi-functional and toilet spaces. It is recommended that unit area of 18 m2 be discontinued. To be functional, developed unit should be at least 32 m2.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-36
Number of pages6
JournalArchitecture and Urban Planning
Volume6
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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