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Minimum Area Untuk Toilet

Mahalnya harga tanah akhir-akhir ini membuat luas rumah maupun menjadi lebih kecil daripada dulu. Tentunya luas kamar mandipun menjadi kecil.

pic from simple form

(sumber foto: Simple Form)

Mencari toilet untuk kamar mandi yang kecil suka membuat orang frustrasi, apalagi kalau toiletnya terlalu kecil atau terlalu besar untuk kamar mandimu. Blog ini akan membahas minimum clearance space yang diperlukan agar penggunanya akan menjadi nyaman, keamanan terjaga dan juga tidak susah bagi yang membersihkannya. Hal yang terakhir sangatlah penting mengingat toilet suka mampet dan kita mungkin memerlukan tukang dengan berbagai alat-alatnya untuk membenarkan toilet kita.

Berikut adalah tiga macam situasi sebagai panduan untuk anda:

minimum clearance space

(sumber gambar: Toilet Found)

Diagram I adalah panduan bilamana toilet terletak disebelah wastafel kamar mandi (1 inch = 2.54 cm).

Diagram II adalah panduan bilamana ada toiletnya adalah stand alone dan diapit oleh dua sisi penutup (misalnya di kamar mandi publik). Disini diperlukan kelebaran yang lebih (18 inch atau 45.72cm) daripada toilet diagram I (15 inch atau 38.1 cm) karena ruangan tersebut lebih kecil dan tidak ada sisi yang terbuka seperti diagram I.

Diagram III memerlukan lebih besar lagi daripada Diagram II yakni 21 inch (atau 53.34cm) karena diperlukan ruang untuk buka dan tutupnya pintu kamar mandi yang letaknya di samping clear zone.

Untuk panduan yang lebih singkat ada dua hal yang perlu diperhatikan:

  1. Jarak antara kiri dan kanan = minimum 30 inch (76.2 cm)
  2. Jarak dari depan ke belakang = total Panjang toilet + minimum 21 inch (53.34 cm)

Demikianlah blog kami mengenai minimum area yang diperlukan, semoga membantu. Bila ada pertanyaan atau komen, bisa disampkan dibawah.

(sumber artikel: Toilet Found, dll)

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Reinventing the garden house

During the property boom and development of satellite cities on the outskirts of Jakarta during the 80s and 90s, there was a huge market demand for garden houses and country-style houses in the real estate industry.
Parallel with aggressive planning of new highways and toll roads, people would go further away from the city center in pursuance of their dream (and affordable) homes. The mindset was: the further you are away from the city, the bigger the lawn you can afford.

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Green: The under-appreciated design approach

Since Al Gore revealed the “inconvenient truth” of global warming, I have seen more enthusiasm and awareness on saving the environment than ever before.

I guess it takes a Hollywood movie to remind us all of this global threat to the existence of mankind. People seem to talk more and more about how we can play our part in saving the environment.

An environment-friendly way of life, popularly known as green living, is not associated with hippies anymore and has inspired changes in every aspect of life.

In the building construction industry, the reemergence of green concept building design has become widespread, since buildings account for 40 percent of global energy consumption.

Energy-efficient design here has regained its relevance after it was virtually abandoned from the early-1980s through the late-90s, coinciding with Indonesia’s economic prosperity, partly due to cheap energy.

During that period, most high-rise buildings in Jakarta were based on the assumption that energy would be consumed lavishly. Few applied energy conservation principles.
One was Wisma Dharmala Sakti on Jl. Sudirman. Completed in 1987, the building applied many energy-efficient design principles. Although many people underappreciated this extraordinary building, in my opinion, the building’s design makes it one of the “greenest” buildings in Jakarta.

The architect, the late Paul Rudolph, designed the building by utilizing a series of traditional pitched roof forms in order to provide sun shading for each window.
The overall image of the stacked pitched roofs creates the impression of a tropical skyscraper. Each pitched roof functions as a shading device that reduces a significant amount of solar heat that would otherwise enter the interior space.
The building management says this strategy has conserved energy in air conditioning by up to 30 percent in comparison with conventional window design without any shading device.

Regardless of the extra effort required for cleaning the windows and the sloping roofs (since they could not be accessed from a conventional, suspended maintenance cradle), the architect exploited the roofs for growing ivy on the lower part of the building.
The ivy quite literary turned Wisma Dharmala Sakti into the greenest high-rise building in Jakarta.

Green design is not just about greening a building with plants; besides, energy efficiency only plays a small part in it. There are a lot of other requirements to fulfill before a building deserves the label “green”. Waste management, rainwater harvesting and the utilization of environment-friendly building materials are among these.

Surprisingly, Wisma Dharmala Sakti adds something else to Jakarta’s urban experience.  At ground level, the architect designed an inner courtyard for the lower floor spaces to which to orient. The ivy turns the courtyard into an oasis in the middle of Jakarta’s concrete jungle.

The courtyard plays an important part in cooling some part of the building by encouraging the “stack effect”. This is the movement of air that occurs due to differences in air density resulting from temperature and moisture differences.
The effect provides natural ventilation both inside and outside the building. The courtyard also provides indirect natural light for the interior spaces.

Few people are aware of this courtyard, even though it can be accessed directly without entering the lobby. Even I could not find until my third visit to the building.
As I descended to the courtyard, it felt as though I was not in Jakarta anymore. This great space somehow seems alien in Jakarta; it is like a hidden pocket and feels like a luxury that is hard to find in other Jakarta high-rise buildings.

Another great space in this building is the mezzanine on the fourth floor. The space is a large terrace connected to the courtyard mentioned below, next to the building’s canteen. This large terrace has an incredible view of the surrounding buildings in the area; from here you can really examine how the ivy occupies the sloping roofs underneath the belly of the building.

I must share my admiration for the Wisma Dharmala Sakti’s design where great spaces can be generated from simple green design concepts. Unfortunately, the building is generally underappreciated and more people are in favor of sleek glass curtain walls.

I believe that instead of trying to achieve the tallest building, people should compete more to create the greenest one. They still assume this sustainable approach is a new paradigm and demand new solutions: We take for granted what is already around us.
Nowadays, it takes celebrities to promote green lifestyles to all of us.

Al Gore is not the only one: Leonardo Di Caprio, a long-time environmentalist, will soon release his documentary film on the environmental crisis. Brad Pitt staged a green design competition on new housing for Hurricane Katrina victims in New Orleans. Even the notorious Paris Hilton bought a hybrid car. I sincerely hope being green does not become a temporary fad but a permanent way of life.

All images are by Zenin Adrian

Was published in the Jakarta Post – Sunday, August 26, 2007