Contribution of balcony of Rusunawa Surabaya on the use of space

Rika Kisnarini*, Johanes Krisdianto, Iwan Adi Indrawan

*Corresponding author for this work

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Balcony is actually not included as a basic functional space in the dwelling. However, for walk-up flats like rusunawa in Surabaya in which most masses are in double loaded, balcony can be the only space directly related to outer space where fresh air can be obtained. It must be noted that some of them are not real balconies, because they are covered with walls and glasses. Previous research has proven that balcony of rusunawa Surabaya is very effective in improving the thermal comfort of internal space. Rusunawa Surabaya, although it should be occupied temporarily for only 5-10 years, in reality many families still inhabit for longer period. Even many of them made changes on their space because their needs also increase spatially. Balconies often play an important role in terms of space adaptation. The purpose of this study is to find out how important the role of this balcony according to the residents of rusunawa in Surabaya. This research was descriptive explorative research. Data collection technique applied was field survey by spreading questioners on 110 respondents who were determined by stratified random sampling. The data collected was about whether the balcony was really desired by the occupants; what activities were carried out on the balcony; and the effectiveness of balcony in spatial adaptation. The result that is expected to assist provider of rusunawa ascertains that balcony is definitely required by the occupants.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012039
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 28 Dec 2018
Event2nd International Conference on Sustainability in Architectural Design and Urbanism, ICSADU 2018 - Semarang, Indonesia
Duration: 29 Aug 2018 → …


  • Contribution
  • Surabaya
  • balcony
  • rusunawa
  • use of space


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