Housing Characteristic in the Densely Populated Area. A Case Study in Cigugur Tengah, Cimahi


The most population density in RW 08 Cigugur Tengah reached 1000 inhabitants/ hectare. However, it does not mean an area is said to be slum if it is only seen based on its population density. Another factor is the availability of adequate infrastructure and facilities and building regularity. As in RW 08, there is a land in the middle of a densely populated area with an area of 840 m2 and inhabited by 40 peoples who have a family relationship. The land was originally owned by the family which subdivided for its descendants. In this case, the minimum space requirement is achieved; however, in terms of infrastructure, facilities and building regularity are not achieved. A new strategy is needed to resolve this problem without relocation, Therefore, the objective of this research is to identify the appropriate local restriction or local criteria which used in the planning of housing design concept in criteria before designing or revitalizing the slum areas inhabited by the family and the environment surround in the densely populated area. This research used a quantitative and descriptive method. The results show that the specific characteristics such as geographical conditions and the characteristics of the community greatly influence the consideration in determining the appropriated housing design concept.