Spatial Connectivity of Indonesian Shop Houses

  • Lya Dewi Anggraini Department of Built Environment, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan


Given the very high variety of self-built shop houses in Indonesia, this paper unfolds the pattern of the shop house layout through its spatial connectivity. The method of Hillier and Hanson (1984) is modified and used to discover the type of connectivity and its effect to the functional spaces. By analyzing samples from Chinese & Javanese settlement in Yogyakarta, the result shows that the spatial connectivity of the Chinese shop houses has the inclination of direct connectivity than is the Javanese. This may assume that in Chinese shop houses the access to the rooms is more strictly controlled and circulation is more regulated than in Javanese shop houses. Further results also show the distinct characteristic differences that are inward/outward orientation, multi-unit/single-unit, linear/cluster organization, and closeness/openness.

Keywords: Shop house; Chinese; Javanese; Spatial Connectivity

eISSN 2514-751X © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

How to Cite
ANGGRAINI, Lya Dewi. Spatial Connectivity of Indonesian Shop Houses. Asian Journal of Environment-Behaviour Studies, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 7, p. 143-150, mar. 2018. ISSN 2514-751X. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 24 jan. 2020. doi:

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