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The house design transformation: the preferences and the patterns

Housing in Indonesia is facing problem in providing proper and affordable house. Therefore, the Indonesian government anticipates this condition by providing ‘in-between house’ (rumah antara) rather than a final expensive house unit. This inbetween house is known as ‘Rumah Inti Tumbuh (RIT)’. In sustainable concept, the development process of RIT to Rumah sederhana Sehat (RsS) might need to minimize the major destruction during renovation. This article is based on research aimed to find the transformation pattern of the initial house design as an adjustment of the users.The research was conducted with qualitative method. The data was collected through documentation, interviews and observationon the artefact. The main research objects are the 40 house units of the oldest National Housing in Yogyakarta, known asPerumnas Condong Catur. The design transformation of it as the public housing can be considered as architectural process of theuser’s adjustment. The result of the process can be read to find the pattern of the house development.

© 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.
Peer-review under responsibility of Sustain Society.
Keywords: House design transformation; preference; pattern; National Housing; Yogyakarta

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