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  • Balinese Traditional House

    Bali house in accordance with the rules of Asta Kosala Kosali (the Vedas are the layout of rooms and buildings, like Feng Shui in Cultural China)

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  • Javanese Traditional House

    Pendapa this part is the front that have a large room Joglo without barriers, typically used to receive guests or a playroom where children and family leisure.

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  • Papuanese Traditional House

    Papua is home Honai typical inhabited by the Dani's. Honai houses made of wood with a conical roof made of straw or reeds.

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  • Maluku Traditional House

    Bangunan it is a custom home that serves as a repository of sacred objects, ceremonial places, and where all citizens come together to discuss the problems they face.

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  • Sulawesi Traditional House

    The distinctive features of the traditional houses (tongkonan) of the Toraja are the “buffalo horns”, the roof design and the rich decoration on the walls.

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sumatera wood house

Traditional House Typical of the houses of the Minangkabau are the distinctive roofs, which look like buffalo horns.

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lombok wood house

Traditional House The roof of this house is made from straw and the wall is built from plaited bamboo. Sasak house has unique floor.

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sumbawa wood house

Traditional House Each traditional house has three sides : underside, middle side and upper side, reflecting natural symbol in Sumbanese.

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kalimantan wood house

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The Traditional Houses in Indonesia

Indonesia has many island and has many culture too, a country with vast natural beauty stretching from Sabang to Merauke, diversity of culture and tourism combined with the unique characteristics of each local community. One of sample of the cultural heritage of Indonesia is Architecture Traditional.

The unique from Architecture Traditional of Indonesia because Indonesia has 33 provinces, each of Indonesia's ethnic groups has its own distinctive form of the traditional vernacular architecture of Indonesia, known as rumah adat.

In Indonesia, the construction of the house symbolizes the division of the macrocosm into three regions: the upper world, the seat of deities and ancestors. The typical way of buildings in Southeast Asia is to build on stilts, an architectural form usually combined with a saddle roof. Another characteristic of Southeast Asian houses is the forked horn on the roof, which is considered to be a symbol of the buffalo, regarded throughout the region as a link between Heaven and this world. The most famous stilt houses of Indonesia are those of the Dayak in Borneo, the Minangkabau and Batak on Sumatra, and the Toraja on Sulawesi.

Rumah adat or Traditional House are at the centre of a social relations, traditional laws, taboos, myths and religions that bind the villagers together. The house provides the main focus for the family and its community, and is the point of departure for many activities of its residents. Traditional Indonesian homes are not architect designed, rather villagers build their own homes, or a community will pool their resources for a structure built under the direction of a master builder and/or a carpenter.

With few exceptions, the peoples of the Indonesian archipelago share a common Austronesian ancestry (originating in Taiwan, c. 6,000 years ago), and traditional homes of Indonesia share a number of characteristics such as timber construction, varied and elaborate roof structures.