• Susy Budi Astuti Department of Architecture, Institute of Technology Sepuluh Nopember Jl. Arief Rahman Hakim, Surabaya
  • Purwanita Setijanti Department of Architecture, Institute of Technology Sepuluh Nopember Jl. Arief Rahman Hakim, Surabaya
  • Ispurwono Soemarno Department of Architecture, Institute of Technology Sepuluh Nopember Jl. Arief Rahman Hakim, Surabaya



Behavior, personalization, sustainable living


Personalization is an individual or group‟s ownership of a place or object, initially as physical and non-physical. The quality of housing which is influenenced by the social environment, economy, culture, defines the life of the inhabitant. Welfare, security, assuredness of infrastructure, housing quality, environment quality and the human resources are the elementsthat should be sustainable living. Housing as a physical function, is a shelter that is designed with physical building quality.While housing as a social function is reviewed based on the inhabitant’s behavior (both individually and socially) withits enviroment. The process of personalization aims to meet the needs and achievements thatsuits the user group’s character to generate sustainable living. Personalization in personal/private territory includes individual or a group’s participation, whereas in communal territory the participants are constantly changing. The phenomenon of ownership and involvement in different settings, is an interesting subject to obtain a deeper understanding of, on the different concepts of personalization. This research aims to formulate personalization based on ownership and involvement of vertical apartment residence in private and public setting. Several researches state that vertical apartment residences tend to pay less attention to social/public factors, despite the presence of a public space with shared ownership. This research is conducted with a qualitative method which is initiated with literature review on the realm of study of Environment Behavior Studies along with questionnaire and observation to represent results of field data. Within this research, the results of discussion regarding personalization of space behavior is a study concept of the sustainability living of community in apartment residence that suits the user group‟s character, which is in private and public setting. So expect this study may be considered for housing planning policy in urban apartments which not only the physical factors of structural but also character of its occupants.


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