Healthy Dwelling Design at Wetland Area


Palembang is one of the cities in Indonesia that is dominated by wetlands. City development transforms wetland area to be the location of two types of dwellings; settlement and housing. As the wetland nature is watery covered, dwellings deal with the issue of healthy environment. This paper aims to find out the important aspects for developing healthy dwelling in wetlands. To achieve the aim, the study elaborated the natural character of wetland in Palembang, regulations and architectural theory related to dwelling design. The field observation also conducted to complement the elaboration. The analysis was done qualitatively in four variables; the nature of residential area, structural system, space order and building performance. The result shows that healthy dwelling at the wetland environment design can be done by considering the periodic puddles, stilt structure, physical comfort and flexible ordering system. This study suggests an emphasis on durable structure and flexible space order in designing healthy dwelling at wetlands

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