The Joglo House Building Architecture
Joglo is the famous traditional building in Java especially in central Java, Indonesia. Joglo refers to a traditional wooden house, which has building standard or it is called “pakem” (rule) in Javanese. Relief at Borobudur temple built in the 9th century shows that the Javanese house is an archetype of an Austronesian home. In joglo house building architecture, the art of architecture is not just understanding the art of home construction, but a reflection of values and norms of society supporters. Love the community on the taste of the beauty and even the spirituality reflected in the architecture.
Unlike modern structures pounded and fixed together with nails, brackets and toxic adhesives. You won’t find a single nail or screw in the entire building. Joglo apply knockdown construction system, generally made of teak wood and designation refers of the roof taking shape stylized mountain peaks. According to Javanese philosophy, to succeed and get the top, you have to start from the bottom. Success is not an overnight thing but a journey through steps and responsible actions.
The joglo was originally a four-sided structure enclosed by dozens of three-by-one meter panels. a series of staggered horizontal beams, usually an uneven number with elaborate carvings – that tie the pillars to one another and support the central portion of the roof. The main entrance doors or “gebyok” might also be intricately hand-carved, and the sometimes fluted pillars lavishly and exquisitely ornamented with trellis-shaped grooves, perhaps, carved daisy-chains and urns overfl owing with flowers. In the early 19th century, the Dutch East Indies house was made to resemble a Javanese house because of the shape of a house capable of combating tropical heat and heavy rain, yet still able to drain the air inside the house.
The material used in generally use stone, teak, coconut three and bamboo. The houses are usually hereditary joglo until he could reach hundreds of years old. The javanese people realized that building the interdependence between nature, culture, and architecture will still be a long process. Too many natural resources and goodness have been left and ignored. Even so, they believes that adapting to the principle of interdependence in traditional houses can be a good start to preserve nature.