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Tongkonan, Toraja Traditional House

[11 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 2,026 views]

Toraja traditional house is called Tongkonan, derived from the word ‘tongkon’ which means ‘to sit together’. Tongkonan always built facing north, which is considered as the source of life. Based on archaeological research, the Toraja came from Yunan, Tongkin Bay, China. These immigrants from China then acculturated with the indigenous …

Betang House, Dayak Traditional House

[1 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 1,616 views]

In the past, the Dayak tribes who resided in Borneo always live in groups. Where the live every aspects of their life together and it was manifested in a work called the Huma Betang(Betang House).

Betang has unique characteristics that can be observed from the elongated shape and have only a …

Honai House, Papua Version Of Iglo

[3 Dec 2010 | No Comment | 1,191 views]

Honai is a typical house of Papua made of wood with conical roof made of reeds or straw. Honai purposely built small or narrow and windowless in order to withstand the cold weather of Papua mountains. Honai usually built as high as 2.5 meters and there’s a place to make …

Garumpai House System of Kampung Naga

[19 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 1,178 views]

Arriving at Kampung Naga, visitors are treated with the views of rows of unique houses of Kampung Naga local residents. The houses are thatched-roofed and wooden-walled with bamboo matting.

The structures and foundations of every buildings owned by residents of Kampung Naga tailored and made to the Sundanese philosophy. …

Limas House, Palembang Traditional House

[24 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 2,548 views]

The form of limas house is very unique. In terms of language, limas(eng:pyramid) in bahasa Indonesia consists of lima(eng: five) and emas(eng:gold). While the trademark is on its pyramid-shaped roof and a pole or houses on stilts. The type of stage house or house on stilts is suitable with the …

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