home gardens for the public_The private space/garden in the Kampung is maintained and secured by it’s owners – this is why these spaces work much better than any public one where nobody feels responsible for its maintenance. At the same time we recognized that these private gardens have a positive influence on the public space and can also be temporarily used by the public. We therefore propose to implement a belt of Pekarangan Houses along the River and a Network of Pekarangan Houses over the whole Kampung.Those Houses work as a role model for further renovation of the Kampung and enhance the quality of residential and public spaces.Through this strategy of appealing the current residents by high quality housing typologies, we feel confident that the Pekarangan Houses will develop a healthy and vivid Campuran.
The block is at first provided with functioning roadsystems and bridges, that at the same time contain infrastructure. Raw water can flow along the canals to the river.The two blocks that we received have two very different situations. One Block is set at the steep river edge while the other one has a flat edge. Since the flat area is very low, there it’s flooded badly every year. We would like to propose to enlarge the river width and bank up the ground on the block. Since the Landscape is very flat it will be used as agricultural land. On the steep side, we propose a wide staircase to handle the strenght of the waterflow. The two different situations need different unit typologies.
The two main problems of the kampung is the rapid growth of population and the missing infrastructure to live in a safe and stable environment. Our idea is to give the people an infrastucture core upon which the people have the potential to grow and build. Like the stem of a tree and its branches providing shelter. While growing vertically the footprint of the building becomes smaller and allows space for nature and recreation. The proposed vertical infrastructure gives the people the opportunity to deal with the different flood levels of the Ciliwung river.