Biophilic Design to Enhance Residence Comfort in Covid Era


  • Rizka Tiara Maharani Universitas Pembangunan Nasional "Veteran" Jawa Timur
  • Dominikus Aditya Fitriyanto Universitas Pembangunan Nasional "Veteran" Jawa Timur



Apartment, Biophilic, Comfort, Covid-19, Housing


Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, human mobility is limited, and many activities, such as work or school, are relegated to the home, including for apartment residents. As a result, this condition causes unpleasant feelings, which lead to a decline in physical and mental health. The solution from this is to improve room quality inside a limited area of apartment units using a biophilic design approach in order to create a comfortable living space for residents in a pandemic era. This research aims to critically review journals that can help architects or researchers study the ideal apartment design in the pandemic era. The anticipated outcome is the creation of opening and layout criteria that can add comfortable living for residence in a unit apartment at the same time, making it ideal to be applied. Air circulation and sun exposure are used to evaluate the opening, while room position and unit orientation are being used to assess the layout.

Author Biographies

Rizka Tiara Maharani, Universitas Pembangunan Nasional "Veteran" Jawa Timur

Rizka Tiara Maharani, Master of Architecture (Indonesia, Surabaya) - Universitas Pembangunan Nasional "Veteran" Jawa Timur, Faculty of Architecture and Design, Lecturer at the Department of Architecture

Dominikus Aditya Fitriyanto, Universitas Pembangunan Nasional "Veteran" Jawa Timur

Master of Architecture (Indonesia, Surabaya) - Universitas Pembangunan Nasional "Veteran" Jawa Timur, Faculty of Architecture and Design, Lecturer at the Department of Architecture


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How to Cite

Maharani, R. T., & Fitriyanto, D. A. (2022). Biophilic Design to Enhance Residence Comfort in Covid Era. Journal of Architectural and Engineering Research, 2, 41–51.