The Urban Poor Consortium (UPC) Center in Parung, Indonesia acquires a new structure. Two-storied bamboo house is placed next to a pond on the northern part of the plot, surrounded by orchards and bamboo groves. The new facility strengthens the group’s commitment to self-sufficiency and sustainability.
Flooding in Jakarta worsened in the last few years which has raised public concern. Parung is critical to the capital’s hydrology. The bamboo house sits on concrete pedestals. Its small footprint leaves minimal impact to the ground surface water, which helps to conserve hydrology in the area. Much needed in the warm-humid climate, the use of bamboo and other natural materials provide indoor comfort without artificial conditioning.
Two types of bamboo were used; Dendrocalamus asper and Gigantochloa pseudoarundinacea. They are treated against bugs. Jakarta based bambuso.id provided design consultancy as well as construction service.