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10 Amazing Indigenous Indonesian Houses

10 Amazing Indigenous Indonesian Houses

1.House of Joglo


This traditional house is typical of traditional houses in Java. This house is divided into several areas such as pendapa, pringgitan, dalem, sentong, tengen gandok, and kiwo gandok. In the pendapa part of the joglo house is used as a meeting room for large events because it has no bulkhead. Can also be a place of art performances. In this pendapa area the hallmark of joglo house is seen with the construction of soko guru structure in the main column. Then on the pringgitan used as a liaison between the pendopo with the ordinary house used as well as the living room. While the dalem is a family relax room which is the homeowner's privacy area.

2. Krong Bade House, Aceh



The traditional house of Krong Bade is also called rumoh aceh. The hallmark of this house is to have the stairs in front of the house used as the entrance to the house. Uniquely again the stairs in this house amounted to odd. House of krong bade applying buildings stretching from east to west take an imaginary line towards the Kaaba. Model of this one stage house elevated about 2.5 meters to 3 meters. The walls of the house are made of wood and decorated with paintings. On the roof of his house, given leaf material rumbia. As for the floor made of bamboo or enau. One other uniqueness is the door made shorter home that is 1.2 meters to 1.5 meters. It is intended that people entering this house salute homeowners without social or caste.

3. House of Gadang, West Sumatra


House of bagonjong or godang house is another term for traditional house of West Sumatra origin. Its uniqueness is most visible and prominent on the roof that has a horn-like formation on the tip of the roof. The room inside the house has no partition except in the bedroom. As a common house, the rumah gadang is symbolized as the presence of a people. At the front of the house is usually equipped with ornamental carvings and generally patterned roots, flowers, leaves and rectangular plane and parallelogram. Every element in this house has its own meaning. The kitchen in the house was built separately on the back of the house attached to the wall.

4. House of Rakit, Bangka Belitung

The uniqueness of this house lies in its position and shape. As the name implies, this house is similar to a raft and built on a river. Because it is a traditional house this one is also popular in the city of Palembang. The construction of this house over the river because the river is considered as a source of livelihood and food sources for the community. Materials used in the form of mayan bamboo that can float in water and also used for the walls. Then as for wooden beams, board as wall. While the roof using a woven dick. One of the main ingredients is rattan as a bamboo-bamboo binder and the top of the raft house.

5. House of Gapura Candi Bentar, Bali


Well for this one house certainly easily recognizable because of its distinctive gapuranya! This traditional Balinese house resembles the formation of a temple and a gate on the front. Of course, the design is thick with culture and religion. Traditional house is also very easy to find in Bali. Balinese people are very guarding their cultural treasures. From the material, building materials will depend on the level of establishment of each owner. In ordinary people, the speci of clay mud can be used as a building wall but for the upper class using bricks. The shrine / shrine also needs to be designed and owned by a family or a family of relatives. For those who are able to use fibers while the less able to use alang-alang or tile.


6. Tongkonan House, South Sulawesi



Tongkonan is a traditional house of Toraja people. Characteristic of a curved roof that resembles a boat made up of bamboo. At the front of this house is a row of buffalo horns. On the inside of the house made bed and kitchen. While in front of his house there is a rice granary. Tongkonan is divided based on level or social strata in toraja this. The structure of the stage is also a mainstay of this traditional house. The round pole that buffers the floor of the walls and roof is not planted in the ground but directly placed on large stones carved in a square shape. While on the wall and floor boards glued together without nails but with tied or stacked with a lock system. With such a system the house can survive for decades. Cool is not it.

7. House of Lamin, East Kalimantan



Traditional house was built by the indigenous people of Borneo tribe of East Dayak. Characteristic of this one building is a variety of ornaments that are visible on each side of the house. Lamin house is also the largest custom house in Indonesia with a length of 300 meters, 15 meters wide, and a height of approximately 3 meters. Residents of this house can reach 12 to 30 heads of families. There are two kinds of poles in this house that is the pole supporting the floor and roof support. On the front page of this house is equipped with a totem statue that is believed to be a god by the Dayak tribe. The color applied to this house also has its own meaning. The yellow color symbolizes authority, red courage, blue loyalty, and white cleanliness of the soul.

8. House of  Banjar Bubungan Tinggi, South Kalimantan


High ridge house is one of the Banjar yanng tribe house to become an icon of South Kalimantan province. The elongated shape is a hallmark of the house that adjusts to the function of space. The roof suddenly rising becomes an iconic thing from this house. The construction material used for this house is wood.

9. House of  Sasak House, Lombok


Lombok is no less beautiful with the island of Bali is not only show the interesting nature but also the culture. One of them is sasak traditional house which has unique shape and material. The walls are made of webbing and the roof of a house made of straw or roots of reeds. While on the floor using a mixture of bricks, ash straw and tree sap. This traditional house has an important position in human life because it becomes a place of family privacy and also to meet its spiritual needs. Each space is divided according to its usefulness.

10. House of  Mbaru Niang, Wae Rebo NTT



This rare traditional house is only found in one of the remote villages of the mountains of Flores Island. Its unique shape conical with 15 meters high and there are 5 floors in it. Conservation efforts Mbaru Niang also received the highest award with cultural heritage category from UNESCO Asia Pacific in 2012. Yori Antar also as one of the leading architects in Indonesia took part in the conservation of this traditional house. In its construction, the pole is planted into the ground of 1.5 meters to 2 meters. With a ground floor shaped stage, 1,2 from the ground. The poles of each floor are continuous but are installed cut off and tied. Rattan is used as a binder between the blocks. The five floors in the house have their respective functions. Ground floor as a place to stay and gather, second to store groceries and goods. Then on the third floor where the seeds of food crops like corn rice. Fourth floor for food stock in case of drought and the top floor is used for place offerings offerings to the ancestors.

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