The Phenomenon Of Skyscraper Existence Buildings by Land Termites the building innovator from Wasur National Park Merauke Papua
Wasur National Park in Merauke Regency is a conservation area that has a high variety of flora and fauna. Where one of them is the existence of soil termites (Nasutitermes triode). These termites are very well known in the Wasur National Park area with the presence of hundreds of pieces of houses / buildings and scattered in the Wasur National Park area.
The existence of soil termite nests that are so strong and sturdy stand up as if they are not affected by the weather and climate change throughout the year. In the end, it makes the Research Team of Senior High School SMA 2 Merauke intrigued to try to uncover the making of termite nests considering that no research data has yet revealed the mystery. existence of termite nests. Plus the existence of the nest is numbering hundreds and spread widely in the park area.
From various theoretical studies, interviews and field observations carried out, it turns out that the strength of soil termite buildings is largely influenced by the presence factor of the foundation, the existence of building support poles, the shape of the building, the presence of internal and external factors in making nests. For air conditioning systems are influenced by mazes in the room, window ventilation is very small in the walls of the building and there is a panel of wind catch panels that stand around the main building. In building a nest requires a long time, especially at the foundation stage
Author: Ela Nuryani and Inda Rebbeca Pratiwi Pasaribu
SMAN 2 Merauke, South Papua
LKIR LIPI Indonesia