Identifying undesirable space through sensorial experience towards sustainability

F. P. Insani, A. H. Fuad

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Humans need space to live, and also a space becomes livable when used by humans. They role as a user will interact with space as a product of designing through their sensorimotor system. This paper is trying to exploring space in terms of negative things that make the space undesirable, by using hearing sensory as a tool. The observation takes place on the pedestrian route around Jatinegara Station, East Jakarta. The primary method of this research is to sound walking. Some aspects that were observed were the decibel ratings, the number of people who were in the area, the types of sound sources, and the levels of traffic crowdedness. Observations are carried out on weekdays and the weekends, each in 4 periods; in the morning (08:00 am), noon (12:00 pm), afternoon (4:00 pm) and evening (8:00 pm). The results of the observations indicate that not all areas that have a busy sound intensity and diverse sound sources can necessarily be identified as undesirable spaces. Other influential factors are the attractiveness of activities that occur in the space, the users or the people who are there, visual considerations such as darkness and light, and human perception of security.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012069
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 3 Mar 2020
Event1st International Conference on Planning towards Sustainability, ICoPS 2019 - Surakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 6 Nov 20197 Nov 2019


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