Friday, March 9, 2012

Inverted Pyramid, new vertical Kampung in Jakarta by budi pradono architects

A new vertical ‘Kampung’ as contemporary urban village in Manggarai, Jakarta

The inverted pyramid adopts the concept of the existing ‘kampung’, a traditional urban village in Jakarta, which tends to be informal and irregular.
It offers a unique social housing by bringing forward the concept of informal social spaces that are randomly distributed among the voids and vertical dwelling and increasing the density at one location.

The steel frames as surrounding structure of the pyramid has the flexibility in providing device for various needs such as energy production, vertical urban farm, and balconies for home-based business facilities.

The six blocks of social housing with one block of public facilities such as mosques, church, sport hall as well as vertical parking. The inverted pyramid is instead of gaining informal vertical public space, it also bring the culture and lifestyle similar to that already present, this is also sustainable considering its outer structure can produce energy, and while providing extensive urban park in the cityscape. This new typology also allowed user to renovate and rebuild of their - own dwelling according to various door, window, and partition, which bring the color of ‘kampung’ spirit.

Various modes of transportation can easily reach the highest level, then connected with several pedestrian path that make it easier for people who live in this housing.

In each pyramid communities is given the discretion to develop home-based businesses such as sewing clothes, fixing damaged electronic goods, and so forth, since their life in the urban context, this informal sector community is supporting the balance of the city as a contributor to economic activities in the surrounding area.

This proposal is an attempt to provide an alternative to affordable social housing programs in Jakarta that failed recently.

Project name: Vertical Kampung
Location: Manggarai, Jakarta
Architect: Budi Pradono Architects
Architects team: Budi Pradono, Hasan Nury Hardy, Ayu Dyah Shanty, Stephanie Monieca

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