2018 : Contribution of balcony of Rusunawa Surabaya on the use of space

Ir. Rika Kisnarini


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 …