WIT Press


From Building Construction Waste Into A House Of Creativity: A Case Of Adapted Reuse

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ARC140351

Volume

142

Pages

10

Page Range

411 - 420

Published

2014

Size

1,337 kb

Author(s)

Y. Kusumarini, P. Mintarga, T. N. Puji Utomo

Abstract

The waste of building construction materials usually consist of iron and wood, which are frequently in the form of bits and pieces and thus appear to be unuseful for future building construction. Generally, they can only be used to create small products such as art and craft. Challenging this issue, this paper explores the case of using waste materials from building construction to become new building construction materials by specific treatments and experimental techniques of architectural design. The design thinking process and the effort in actualizing a House of Creativity named “Rempah Rumah Karya” became the objects of this exploration study. Discussions are presented here as efforts to explore ideas, processes, and actualization techniques in the context of reusing waste materials. The result is a self-critical design report of the aesthetically unique building design as a place of creativity and cultural activities in the city of Solo, Central Java, Indonesia.

Keywords

construction waste, house of creativity, re-use, design thinking