Happy Ratna Sumartinah, Collinthia Erwindi, Nurfahmi, Iwan Adi Indrawan : Improvement of Fisherman House Interior

Prof.Ir. Happy Ratna Sumartinah M.Sc, Ph.D
Collinthia Erwindi S.T., M.T.
Nurfahmi S.T., M.Ars.
Iwan Adi Indrawan S.T., M.Ars.



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International Journal of Education and Research

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Jurnal Internasional


fishermen house, healthy, interior


Indonesia is the largest archipelago country in the world, with a sea region reaches 2/3 of the count total area. Apart of being a marine / maritime state with huge marine resources, there are still a lot of fishermen who live in inadequate housing. From various studies that have been conducted by the Laboratory for Housing and Human Settlement, Department of Architecture ITS, such as on the innovation patterns of fishermen housing and settlement in tackling the poor condition, it can be concluded that the houses of the fishermen settlement are used as a forum for economic activity, as well as part from as a dwelling. The male adult / children repairing nets and other equipments, while the wives /daughters processing the catch. During field work conducting for those research, it was commonly found that many un-organized activities are conducted in residential space. Those activities sometimes in many cases lead to the decrease of housing quality in term of health standards and tidiness. Residential arrangement affects many aspects of the inhabitants’ daily life i.e. health aspects, the effectiveness of activities. This community service activity is a real application of the previous research, tries to provide direction for the fishermen to organize the interior of their houses that i) in accordance with the requirements of a healthy house, ii) create a division of space both for domestic activities and economic activities of fishermen and iii) in accordance with the needs of residents.