R/UDO improves the drainage infrastructure of an unplanned settlement in jakarta
 

R/UDO improves the drainage infrastructure of an unplanned settlement in jakarta

since we first shared their megacity skeleton 1 project, r/urban design office (R/UDO) and studio cikini have returned with the second part of their work to improve living conditions in an unplanned settlement in jakarta, indonesia. after designing an initial housing prototype to provide more natural light and ventilation, the second project involved improving the drainage infrastructure, which is one of the main issues of informal settlements.

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the rooftop of the existing structure used as the public space for the community

all images © r/urban design office (R/UDO) 

 

 

as one in a series of prototypes, ‘megacity skeleton 2’ followed the same construction method of the first project, which combined a primary ‘permanent skeleton with a secondary ‘flexible skin’. however, this project also sought to renovate and extend the existing MCK, which is a water facility in the local community: ‘M’ = mandi (bath), ‘C’ = cudi (washing), and ‘K’ = kakus (toilet).

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interior view of the ‘permanent skeleton’

 

 

through the renovation and extension of the existing MCK, R/UDO and studio cikini utilized the ‘environmental void’ not only to bring ventilation and daylight into the interior but also as part of the drainage infrastructure that connects to the newly-constructed septic tank. the drainage of the surrounding houses was also connected to this septic tank so as to be easily connected to the trunk sewer which is planned to be realized in the future.

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interior view of the ‘permanent skeleton’

 

 

the existing building consisted of a one-story community office box and MCK. in this project, the team proposed a two-story building with community-managed rental rooms on the first floor, and designed a management scheme that uses the rent income for building construction costs and maintenance costs.

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interior view of the ‘permanent skeleton’

 

 

the skeleton frame was made of concrete like the first housing prototype, and the roof above it was made using a steel structure. all the columns and beams are composed of a combination of c-beams that can be transported by manual labour, allowing the structure to be easily constructed by local residents.

R/UDO improves the drainage infrastructure of an unplanned settlement in jakarta designboom

exterior view of the ‘permanent skeleton’

R/UDO improves the drainage infrastructure of an unplanned settlement in jakarta designboom

exterior view after the ‘flexible skin’ was applied

R/UDO improves the drainage infrastructure of an unplanned settlement in jakarta designboom

interior view after the ‘flexible skin’ was applied

R/UDO improves the drainage infrastructure of an unplanned settlement in jakarta designboom

interior view after the ‘flexible skin’ was applied

R/UDO improves the drainage infrastructure of an unplanned settlement in jakarta

interior view after the ‘flexible skin’ was applied

R/UDO improves the drainage infrastructure of an unplanned settlement in jakarta

axonometric view of megacity skeleton 2

R/UDO improves the drainage infrastructure of an unplanned settlement in jakarta

floor plans

R/UDO improves the drainage infrastructure of an unplanned settlement in jakarta

sectional drawing

 

 

project info:

 

project name: megacity skeleton 2

location: jl. kimia RT011/RW01, kelurahan pegansaan, kecamatan menteng, jakarta pusat, indonesia

architects: r/urban design office (R/UDO) + studio cikini

architects in charge: tomohiko amemiya (r/urban design office), genta sawai, akira hirano, albertus bobby, zukhrufi lutfi, mirzadelya devanastya, ajeng nadia, meidesta pitria, eka pradyanida, tommy tanedy, sidky azizi

project supervision: akiko okabe (the university of tokyo), evawani ellisa (universitas indonesia)

collaboration architect: widyarko widy (universitas indonesia)

structural engineer: akira suzuki (ASA)

gross floor area: (38.4 m2)

building area: (21.7 m2)

year: 2017

photography: r/urban design office

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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