Pribadi, Krishna and Hidayat, Benny and Triyadi, Sugeng and Harapan, Andi INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE ON HOUSE BUILDING SYSTEM IN WEST SUMATRA AND SOUTHERN-WEST JAVA, INDONESIA. In: Indigenous Knowledge and Disaster Risk Reduction. Nova Science Publishers, Inc, New York, USA, pp. 391-407. ISBN 978-1-60741-574-9

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Indigenous house building method and system are part of the architectural heritage of a society. The development of knowledge related to the materials used, skills employed and techniques utilized in the building method in the past centuries reflects the collected wisdoms of the society faced to their evolving needs, including the need to sustain their structures faced to various natural hazard particular to the local environment. Vernacular buildings or houses are customarily built to meet the specific needs, values and ways of living of the local people, within a specific environmental context and resources. They are unique compared to other kind of buildings currently in use by the society. Vernacular buildings and houses in West Sumatra and West Java provinces in Indonesia were described in this document and characterized in relation to their resistance to specific natural hazard as part of their environmental context. It has been found that the indigenous knowledge inherent in the design and construction of the houses can be rationalized to suite the contemporary theory on the earthquake resistance of non engineered buildings. Unfortunately the knowledge and skills to build these particular structures begin to diminish in the process of social and economic transition to a more modern way of living. This document tries to record the key characteristics of these particular structures for the purpose of understanding their performance and also to develop issues pertinent to their sustainability as a means of empowering the community safety culture. Key words : indigenous knowledge, vernacular building, structural system, earthquake resistance, West Sumatra, West Java

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Fakultas Teknik > Sipil
Depositing User: Benny Hidayat, Phd
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2018 10:42
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2018 10:42

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