Kampong - Under One Roof

Kampong - Under One Roof

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Design for a collective Javanese homestead

This thesis examines, through design research, the kampong culture in Clevia, Paramaribo. This district is primarily inhabited by Javanese and is characterized by a strong community sense. The research starts with an analysis of the phenomenon of 'informal paths' and the collective use of outdoor space. These two elements form the fundamental basis for the design research.

The analysis is divided into three parts, first looking at the neighborhood at the level of the master plan, then mapping the collective outdoor space, and finally bringing together the design research into a design proposal on a selected test area in Clevia.

The design process results in a master plan for a strategically chosen building block. The plan is built around a youth center and a crèche, which together form the focal point of the block. From here a "trim track" starts, a walking and hiking route that connects the entire block. In addition, a sports field, a large fishpond and hammock huts provide an upgrading of the public space. The various adjacent kampongs provide social control. The green framework for the public facilities brings the residents close to nature and facilitates a framework suitable for the Javanese living culture, in which self-reliance and respect for nature are essential principles.

  • Authors:
    • Luwalhati Peeters
    • Celine Voorspoels

    • Johan De Walsche (Promotor)
    • Filip Hanjoul (Promotor)
    • Marciano Dasai (Co-promotor)
    • Hans Martinus (Co-promotor)
    • Angelika Namdar (Co-promotor)
  • Period:
    • 2016 — 2017  

    • Architecture

    • Master thesis

    • Anton De Kom University