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Revealing The Vernacular Concept Through Proportions In Architecture

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Popi Puspitasari, Agustin R. Lakawa



Conceptual model, proportions, vernacular, architecture



Recently, vernacular architecture has become a source of inspiration to create innovative building designs by utilizing the latest technology. Proportion systems of the vernacular house are one of the basic principles that can be elaborated for module innovation in the industrialization era. The universal standardization and generational change are part of the reasons why vernacular architectural concepts are rarely considered again. Such conditions are indicators that weaken the understanding of vernacular philosophical concepts and spirit. Therefore, the enlightenment of the concept becomes important especially concerning its nature to revive the thinking of the current generation that physical appearance has a unique spirit and cultural content. This paper aims to formulate a conceptual model of proportion systems in vernacular architecture through precedent studies. It was formulated inductive-qualitatively by referring to the theoretical building of Ihalauw [1] and the research design of Creswell [2]. Information units obtained from the precedent vernacular architecture research results in Indonesia combined with the cases from other countries that were selected randomly. Each selected information unit is linked inductively to produce theme categorization and each theme is integrated through logical relationships to produce a conceptual formulation diagram. At the end of writing, the formulated conceptual model is compared with others as the form of theoretical dialogue. The result of the study affirms that the proportion system in vernacular architecture is related to the expression of human efforts in aligning themselves (microcosm) with God/ancestor (macrocosm). The manifestation of these expressions is used to mark sacred-profane values and social ethics in addition to being physically used to modify the local climate and to produce forms of beauty.



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