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Tantarto Sugiman
Uras Siahaan
Rumiati Rosaline Tobing


This article is an attempt to provide an introduction to the understanding of the local concept that can be implemented on high-rise building. It started from an issue on anactualdevelopment condition that cannot be avoided, i.e., to build verticality. The increasing price of land, the smaller land area, and the distance of central city to the residential neighborhood are some of the reasons of the development of vertical building as the best solution today. The trend today even leads to the development of skyscraper buildings. Unfortunately, the phenomenon of high-rise building leads more to universality form, which lacks of urban identity in terms of local characteristic. Therefore, the implementation of local characteristic needs to be addressed. This article explores the possible local aspects that can be implemented, and created at the high-rise building, specifically apartment. Through the review of literature and experiences from other countries, understanding on local aspects whose implementation is possible for high-rise building is to be obtained. The result is in the form of a stipulation of a working framework on the understanding of local aspect.

Keywords: highrise building, skyscraper, apartment, locality, distinctiveness, uniqueness 



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Tantarto Sugiman, UNPAR

Doctoral Candidate of Architecture

Uras Siahaan, Indonesia Christian University (UKI), Indonesia

Professor in Architecture

Rumiati Rosaline Tobing, Parahyangan Catholik University (UNPAR) Indonesia

Associate Professor in Architecture


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