Traditional forms and designs in homes : Nomis

 West Java Traditional  House   has unique  tall historical ornaments

Looking at the architectural forms used in the drawings of West Javanese traditional houses, they certainly have a unique design.   Not only unique , but interesting to be used as a residence by the community.   Speaking of  design,  the  shape of  the house has naturally existed since ancient times as a relic.

The design  of the house  must have adapted from a  certain  architecture and then changed it to become a new thing.   The uniqueness of  the  traditional house is certainly able to   give a  classic touch to the  residents of it.  Until now, the shape of the house can  still be adapted to enter the architecture of modern times as a whole.

But are you familiar with all  the  traditional houses in the province?  Because each tribe and region has its own characteristics,  especially West Javanese traditional houses,  it can of course be favored as an identity.   It is this kind of regional pride that can be used to give a variety of flavors significantly.

We want to  discuss the entire list in full to  serve as a guide for today’s society.   If you are able to understand and preserve culture,  then the existence of hereditary traditions will certainly never disappear.   So let’s follow the  whole discussion to  add insight to  all people  to get to know the culture.

The   most complete list of traditional  house names in West Java

Knowing about the existence of dwellings  that  are  ancestral relics, there are certainly different models for each region.   There must be its own purpose and historical value around the naming behind the shape of the house.   In fact,  it  is not surprising  that  the  existence of the house so far is very unique and still easy to find.

The Western  Java province is  very dense and thick with community culture,  so it is still highly respected.    Including the selection of West Javanese traditional  house designs in rural areas,  almost all still adhere to traditional structures such as housing.    There  are  several names that are embedded in  the residence according  to a specific form in  West Java.

It consists of imah rhino heuay, julang ngapak,  kumureb boat, jolopong and trainog dog.    Each name is actually synonymous with the term animal and has its own meaning according to design.   You can recognize through photos from traditional houses typical of  West Java to  make it easier  to  see the difference.

Of course, in addition to the five most popular types of West Javanese traditional houses,  there  are  other models that are quite old.  Only certain places  if you want to find the type of house,  because there are few of them.   The residence in question has the names imah  capit saks, imah kasepuhan  and saung ranggon.

Among society, of course, customs such as this are still  pursued as  well as possible in the phase of housing development.   Especially in  rural areas,  it will be easier for you  to  find all kinds of  houses according to the area.  The reason is that  some house names tend to  be found in  certain areas according to their customs.

Traditional forms and designs in homes

Having learned about the  name of  West Java traditional house,  now is the time to understand the design in detail.   This stage will give you a picture when you want to understand the differences between each house name.  This discussion will be based on the existence of the heuay rhinoceros imah, which is still often found.

Getting  to know  the shape  of the  heuay rhinoceros house  is  very simple  because it is made of wood and bamboo.   The choice of  basic building materials also means  that the  owner of the house is  able to care for his family.  This type of badak heuay belongs to high coating, because the  foundation is  not in direct contact with the ground.

Still on julang ngapak,  this dwelling has a  truly unique shape,  because it is shaped like a bird.    In this photo,  the julang ngapak bird flies and flaps wings of a  V-shape.   For the  ornament, it uses flat wood for  different angles and is designed to  have legs on the foundation.

The  next uniqueness  of  the  West Javanese traditional house is the kumureb boat, which has an inverted triangle-like shape.    The unique model, owned by  the  shape of the  house,  can be used on  the  front and back  at the same time. Because it has four main parts,  this home is very multifunctional according to the needs of the homeowner.

Imah trainog anjing has a  two-layer roof with  a  triangular shape and has a   bone foundation.   Meanwhile, imah jolopong is the  most common house  if you visit the Sundanese area.   Because it is  quite modern, jolopong is  among  the only homes  whose foundation is directly integrated with tanr.

Characteristics of any Sundanese cultural housing design

Each dwelling should have certain characteristics and philosophies when creating building structures in detail.  The uniqueness of this West Javanese traditional house  must be known in detail as an ancestral heritage tradition.  Thus,  at least the  form of housing must be understood  for  its purpose  and purpose before it begins to be built on the basis of its philosophy.

Closely related  to its name, heuay rhinoceros  has  the meaning  of  a gaping rhino as a form of whole. On  the  front of the roof you will see the shape  of  the  rhinoceros as a philosophy of the ancestors.   The existence of  a  philosophy like this will illustrate that the Sundanese community  is very kind to its guests.

Imah julang ngapak has  the  property that the residents have a wise nature  in  solving all questions.  Especially in  matters of life, the  owner of the house seems to  have the ability to mediate in a case.     The shape of the stage on  the  design is also  the philosophy  that humans live between earth and heaven.

Having known that West Javanese traditional houses are  some  names of different kinds of namanya, there are at least Kumurebboats  .   According to philosophy,  the dwelling  was  formed with the design of a ship that capsized on the roof.  Because  it has an elongated triangular shape, this house is often considered unique and adapted by society.

To discuss about imah jolopong, of course it has an open nature  to  receive guests to hold various meetings. So, for the dog’s togog breed,  its shape, resembling a  seated dog,  illustrates a simplicity.   Due to its simple shape,  imah train and dogs are often combined with minimalist home designs in  modern style.

History of ancestral relics related to Sundanese architecture

Discussing the existence of different kinds  of  housing in  the West Java area is actually interesting.   The reason is that  the types of houses are very different and have their own significance for being inhabited by a family.   Old architecture must have a  preference to  be  applied in  order to  become a comfortable dwelling.

When you understand that a West Javanese traditional house consists of several different names, it certainly invites curiosity.   The housing model  of the past has high historical value,  because it  is able to become a tradition.   Each type of house has a very thick meaning in the value of  people’s lives every day.

Many roles and functions in  the  home depend on the  type, so it can be adapted to the  needs  of the residents.   The relics of the ancestors of the past are still closely connected with the  customs   of  the Old Kingdom.   When  the  kingdom was still  in power,  the shape  of the house was  still uniform and almost the same for each resident.

If you take a closer look at  it, the average foundation does not touch the ground and gains a  foot at all angles.  The main purpose of  the design is to protect the  inhabitants from the attack of wild animals.  Of course,  this kind of thing has a valuable history around the mindset of culture and customs.

Over time,  this kind of housing tradition should remain sustainable and not disappear.  The majority of  modern society is trying to  adapt the  design of  original houses to the  new style of   the current model.    In this way, the existence of the most complete traditional house in West Java will  surely remain sustainable until at any time.

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