[ Architectural/Urban Planning and Design ]
Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering - Vol. 15, No. 3, pp.433-440
ISSN: 1346-7581 (Print) 1347-2852 (Online)
Print publication date 30 Sep 2016
Received 07 Oct 2015 Accepted 11 Jul 2016
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3130/jaabe.15.433

Diversity and Utilization of Public Space in Rusunawa Mariso, Makassar – Indonesia

Ratriana Said Bunawardi*, 1, 4 ; Yoshihiro Suzuki2 ; Hiroki Yuasa3
1Department of Architecture, Graduate School of Engineering, Oita University Japan
2Professor, Department of Architecture and Planning, Oita University Japan
3Dr. Eng., Research Fellow, Faculty of Engineering, Oita University Japan
4Department of Architecture, Faculty of Science and Technology, Alauddin State Islamic University Indonesia

Correspondence to: *Ratriana Said Bunawardi, Department of Architecture, Graduate School of Engineering, Oita University, 700 Dannoharu , Oita-shi 870-1192, Japan Tel: +81-97-554-7921 Fax:+81-97-554-7505 E-mail: ratrianasaid@yahoo.com


Rusunawa was built to anticipate the needs of low-income residents for affordable urban homes. This study identifies its diversity and designed function and evaluates the existing utilization of public spaces in Rusunawa. Furthermore, it identifies the underlying reasons for them. Structured observation is applied through person-centered mapping, with a combination of structured and unstructured interviews. Public spaces in Rusunawa can be categorized into eight locations (corridor, main stair, emergency stair, common room, building entrance, parking area, open space, and mosque), where activities of five types are identified to take place (private, social, trading, supporting, and worshiping activities). Similar backgrounds in landed houses have created a strong emotional bond among occupants and obscured the boundaries of spaces.


public space, diversity, utilization, Rusunawa


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