Tropical incinerator architecture: Recycling the waste machine through passive smart breathing

F. X.Teddy Badai Samodra*, Biondy Dwiki Ibnu Wardana

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Treatment of waste through landfill technique has considered ineffective and caused many damages to both the environment and economic problems. Therefore, the Indonesia government plans to build an Intermediate Treatment Facility equipped with incinerator as the waste machine. The functionalism movement that developed since the beginning of the 20th-century cause services such as incinerator to be designed without understanding and respecting its surrounding environment and its users' comfort. This research evaluates by designing the recycling of incinerator in the architectural context. The design method uses the principle of passive breathing with the chimney effect which has a smart and straightforward principle of creating a temperature difference between the inlet in the area under the building and the outlet on the roof so that cold air can enter the building, and the hot air inside the building moves up and out of the building. The final design concludes the recommended architectural strategies such as adjusting the orientation of the building towards the arrival of the airflow to increase the area exposed to the wind, keeping the ambient temperature of the building low, especially in areas that have inlets, designing passive strategies in areas exposed to solar radiation according to the needs of inlets and outlets, and organizing the space arrangement in a building to generate the stack effect.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th International Tropical Renewable Energy Conference, i-TREC 2019
EditorsEny Kusrini, I. Gde Dharma Nugraha
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735420144
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sept 2020
Event4th International Tropical Renewable Energy Conference 2019, i-TREC 2019 - Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 14 Aug 201916 Aug 2019

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Conference4th International Tropical Renewable Energy Conference 2019, i-TREC 2019


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