Reinventing Vernacular Morphology in Modifying Micro Climate in The Sustainbility Context, Case Study: Cikeusik Kampong, Kanekes Village (Inner Baduy), Lebak District, Banten Province


  • Marcus Gartiwa Universitas langlangbuana


Reiventing, Vernacular morphology, micro climate, sustainable


Morphology refer to physical features such as building form in the context of
neighbourhood, cluster of buildings, even in the urban scale. Vernacular
architecture refer to local oriented, especially local climate. Indonesia as a tropical
climate country, has had a long history of the specific characteristic, as indicated by
the term of equatorial tropical. Vernacular morphology has been implemented
comprehensively by vernacular community in ordering built environment; especially
building and the site which respond to the local climate, which respect to natural
environment. Such local wisdom which is known as local genie, has spesific
characteristic, such as: architecture without architect, local-orientated, functional,
humble, appropriate technology, climate adaptation. Various Sunda Kampung Adat
(customary kampong) in West Java and Banten province, have been preserved by
vernacular wisdom, which respond to local climate, in providing thermal comfort,
such as modifying microclimate in the context of environmental sustainability. Such
sustainability is indicated by humble approaches such as technics, and methods.
The aim of the research is to get better understanding how vernacular morphology
in modifying microclimate, to get human comfort, which respect to environment
sustainability. The goal of the study includes : 1) to identify vernacular morphology,
2) to evaluate the micro climate, 3) to evaluate the effectiveness the morphology in
modifying microclimate. The methodology of research is quantitative and
descriptive, which based on observation and actual measurement. The vernacular
morphology has been successly proven by vernacular people, in modifying micro
climate to provide thermal comfort for human being. Therefore, there is a
recomendation of vernacular morphology wisdom, which can be transformed into
contemporary building implementation. Such recomendation mainly respect to
environment sustainability.


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Gartiwa, M. (2023). Reinventing Vernacular Morphology in Modifying Micro Climate in The Sustainbility Context, Case Study: Cikeusik Kampong, Kanekes Village (Inner Baduy), Lebak District, Banten Province. Proceeding Sabajaya Publisher, 1(2), 49–60. Retrieved from