Floating houses "lanting" in Sintang: Assessment on sustainable building materials

D. Susanto, M. S. Lubis

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One important element in the concept of sustainable building is the use of materials. The higher the use of sustainable material in building, the more sustained the building. Lanting is one type of floating construction, usually made from wood, that can be found in settlement along the river, such as in the city of Sintang, West Kalimantan. Lanting is still survive today because it is still used by community whose lives are tied to the river, and also because of its flexible nature that is able to function as a 'water building' as well as 'land building', and it is also movable, in addition for land limitation in some places. However, the existence of lanting settlements in the city of Sintang faces insistence because it is considered slum, polluting the environment, the scarcity of wooden materials, disturbing the beauty of the city, and threatened by the concretized river banks by local government. This paper discussed the sustainability of waterfront buildings in the city of Sintang in terms of material uses, through the assessment of 'green-features' of the main materials used. Assessment results show that wood is the most green building material and lanting is considered at the highest sustainability level for its use of wooden materials.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012135
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 19 Mar 2018
Event4th International Conference on Friendly City 2017 - Medan, Sumatera Utara, Indonesia
Duration: 11 Oct 201712 Oct 2017


  • floating house
  • lanting
  • sustainable material


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