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Masyarakat, Kebudayaan dan Politik

ISSN Lama 0216-2407, Baru 2086-7050

Vol. 23 / No. 4 / Published : 2010-10

TOC : 1, and page :257 - 268

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Original Article :

Coping with physical environment: the case studies of low-income housing in jakarta

Author :

  1. Sri Astuti IndriyatiSri Astuti Indriyati*1
  1. Program Studi Teknik Arsitektur, Universitas Persada Indonesia, Jakarta

Abstract :

The history shows that human beings modify their environments by creating a human-built worldto augment their natural setting. this study is centred on the contemporary problem of housingunits that are designed with little regard for users and which, by neglecting some of theirfundamental needs. This lead to a range of both positive and negative coping strategies in order toexist within such units. This research provides empirical evidence on the behaviour and dailyactivities of 18sqm unit’s occupants of low-income housing in Jakarta, Indonesia in relation totheir use of space within their physical architectural setting. The primary data for this study wascollected through semi-structured interviews with residents from five different unit types withinfour low-income housing complexes built in central Jakarta by the national urban developmentcorporation of Indonesia (perum perumnas). Mixed data analysis method, combining bothqualitative and quantitative was employed for the research. The study revealed that the designstrategies deployed for the selected housing complexes did not, to various and differing degrees,adequately meet the residents needs in terms of daily activities or spatial use. This resulted inrooms being utilized in inappropriate and ineffective ways in terms of their functions, leading todissatisfaction amongst residents, especially in the smaller sized units studied. The effect of thisfor residents was the enforced adoption of various coping strategies and modes of spatialadjustment to compensate for both the physical and behavioural limitations of their living spaceand extended areas within each housing complex.

Keyword :

modest economy, accomodation, physical surroundings, spatial adjustment, perumnas,

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  3. Boutourline, S, (1970). The human dimension in architecture. In: CJ Holahan (ed). Environment and Behaviour: A Dynamic Perspective. New York : Plenum Press


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