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“Stay at home” for addressing COVID-19 protocol: learning from the traditional Balinese house

“Stay at home” for addressing COVID-19 protocol: learning from the traditional Balinese house COVID-19 caused dramatic changes in daily life, including the way people stay in a building. Since the virus's outbreak and the mandate of social distancing from WHO, a house has become an essential place for people to avoid the propagation of the virus. However, recent house configurations cannot satisfy people's needs when staying at home and have not provided complete protection from viruses. Therefore, architects are expected to create new configurations. In order to establish a new trend, this paper aimed to explore the ability of the traditional architectural concepts that discuss the efforts to produce suitable configurations.Design/methodology/approachTo investigate to what extent the traditional Balinese concepts are still relevant to counter infectious diseases, architectural examinations and spatial stories were used as a method of investigations.FindingsThis paper found that certain traditional knowledge elements are still relevant to produce suitable configurations to deal with possible virus attacks and introduce more security layers to the house.Research limitations/implicationsLearning from the COVID-19 pandemic, this paper provides a view of traditional concepts that are now still applicable to modifications and adaptations.Practical implicationsIn these modifications, the traditional hierarchy of entering the house and the function of open spaces for food production are traditional elements that address the protocol to face the virus.Social implicationsLocal knowledge has given good things as a precious heritage from the Balinese communities' ancestors to face this new challenge.Originality/valueThis pandemic has taught architects to combine modern technologies with local wisdom as an approach to develop innovative antivirus designs. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archnet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research Emerald Publishing

“Stay at home” for addressing COVID-19 protocol: learning from the traditional Balinese house

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Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
2631-6862
DOI
10.1108/arch-09-2020-0187
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Abstract

COVID-19 caused dramatic changes in daily life, including the way people stay in a building. Since the virus's outbreak and the mandate of social distancing from WHO, a house has become an essential place for people to avoid the propagation of the virus. However, recent house configurations cannot satisfy people's needs when staying at home and have not provided complete protection from viruses. Therefore, architects are expected to create new configurations. In order to establish a new trend, this paper aimed to explore the ability of the traditional architectural concepts that discuss the efforts to produce suitable configurations.Design/methodology/approachTo investigate to what extent the traditional Balinese concepts are still relevant to counter infectious diseases, architectural examinations and spatial stories were used as a method of investigations.FindingsThis paper found that certain traditional knowledge elements are still relevant to produce suitable configurations to deal with possible virus attacks and introduce more security layers to the house.Research limitations/implicationsLearning from the COVID-19 pandemic, this paper provides a view of traditional concepts that are now still applicable to modifications and adaptations.Practical implicationsIn these modifications, the traditional hierarchy of entering the house and the function of open spaces for food production are traditional elements that address the protocol to face the virus.Social implicationsLocal knowledge has given good things as a precious heritage from the Balinese communities' ancestors to face this new challenge.Originality/valueThis pandemic has taught architects to combine modern technologies with local wisdom as an approach to develop innovative antivirus designs.

Journal

Archnet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural ResearchEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 30, 2021

Keywords: COVID-19; Architectural challenges; Traditional concepts; Stay at home; House patterns

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