Ganang-Alfanto

Hi, I came from Indonesia and currently study in Urban design in Newcastle. Architecture always fascinated me since I was a child and I always curious with the place making and the reason behind it. In my country we have huge challenge to urban problem and I want to learn more from various place and try to improve my knowledge to make better environment.


Street as social Hub for the people

Ancient street and social space In many centuries street always places to meet peoples in ancient times. Where economic activity happens in the streets. In ancient Rome street take huge role to the activity in city center. Active frontage directly touched with the street and streets connected with square and monuments. Street act like a…
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URBAN SPRAWL AND HOUSING DILLEMA IN GREATER JAKARTA, INDONESIA

Jakarta as capital city of Indonesia Contains 10,54 million people with total area 661,5 km2 approximately half of total area of London city with the same number of peoples. Jakarta is the densest city in south east Asia with 14.464 people/km2. Because of 17% of economic country centered in Jakarta (BPS statistic, 2018) it impacted…
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TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT, CASE STUDY: NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

Transit oriented development has to be major development in Europe country. The importance of good transport infrastructure is key to make good urban environment. TOD according to C40 Cities describe as “an urban planning principle that promotes high-density, mixed use development integrated with a robust public transport system1”. Newcastle also develop integrated transit oriented development…
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STAITH SOUTH BANK GATESHEAD FROM MY PERSPECTIVE

In United Kingdom many of new housing scheme comes in new way of modern place making. In Newcastle region I want to further discuss of how this housing type can make better environment with Building for life Tool criteria. For case study I am picked Staiths South Bank, Gates head. This estate Consist of 760…
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REFLECTIVE SUMMARY : MORE TO LEARN

In this blog module I feel very challenging to the task to make writing about urban design theme. The module consists of series lecture that have significant impact in knowledge of urban design. In this lecture I gained various insight that I need to know in correlating with designing and observe urban phenomenon in latest…
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SPATIAL PATTERN OF OLD YOGYAKARTA CITY: A LEGACY OF JAVANESE CULTURE

LOCATION Yogyakarta is a region located in southern part of Java Island Indonesia. Geographical condition of Yogyakarta located in the foot of Merapi mountain at the north and active volcano that gives prosperity to agriculture and also adjacent with Indian ocean in the south. With mostly part of hill and located in the river flow…
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Measure of Health

Charrette week School of architecture planning and landscape on the first semester of the study create charrette weeks that all of the students participate and making some project and presenting what they made in exhibition in the end of the week. This year The students divided into 15 small group and given certain theme to…
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