THE AFFORDABLE VERTICAL GARDEN DESIGN AS GREEN ARCHITECTURAL CONCEPTS FOR SOCIAL – ECONOMY IMPROVEMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION

THE AFFORDABLE VERTICAL GARDEN DESIGN AS GREEN ARCHITECTURAL CONCEPTS FOR SOCIAL – ECONOMY IMPROVEMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION

Suwandi, Evanti Andriani*, Suharto, Merry**, Sutanto, Lusiana ***, Tanuwidjaja, Gunawan****

*) Students of Architecture Program Study, Petra Christian University

**) Students of Architecture Program Study, Petra Christian University

***) Students of Tax Accounting Program Study, Petra Christian University

****) Architecture Program Study, Petra Christian University,

E-mail: gunte@peter.petra.ac.id, gunteitb@yahoo.com

ABSTRACT

Indonesia is known as an agriculture state with abundant farming crops, forest and plantations crops, and supported the majority farming communities’ livelihoods. The trend of agriculture development was hindered by limited people interested in the agriculture careers; because of the perception of office jobs were better than the agriculture ones. The unbalanced development of urban areas also created office buildings, shopping centers, housings, reduced green area reduction, also more traffic jams and pollutions. Therefore, the affordable vertical garden was needed to replace the horizontal garden.

However, vertical garden was not easy to maintain because of its difficult cultivation process. Because of that, the innovation of watering system without massive human intervention was needed. Some products were developed by Antonio Some products were developed by Antonio Scarponi and IKEA Switzerland, Green over Grey™, Vespro Inc, and Indogreenwall; but the product prices were too high for Indonesia. Therefore, a more affordable vertical garden design is proposed.

The hydroponic media also was difficult to find. Therefore a normal media consisting of fertilizer, soil and gravel could be introduced for more affordable price. And more people were interested to grow fruit or vegetables crops to meet daily needs (impacts of social and economic aspects). Furthermore, the improvement of aesthetics, and pollution reductions would be produced (minimize the impact of global warming and climate change). Lastly, the vertical greenery is going to be integrated in house facade design and supplying daily vegetable consumption.

Keywords: vertical greenery, house facade design

Limk SCRIBD: http://id.scribd.com/doc/156003547/THE-AFFORDABLE-VERTICAL-GARDEN-DESIGN-AS-GREEN-ARCHITECTURAL-CONCEPTS-FOR-SOCIAL-ECONOMY-IMPROVEMENT-AND-CLIMATE-CHANGE-MITIGATION

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