Locality of building orientation in traditional Indonesian architecture: A systematic literature review

Hasan, Muhammad Ismail and Aminuddin, Asrul Mahjuddin Ressang and Mohidin, Hazrina Haja Bava (2022) Locality of building orientation in traditional Indonesian architecture: A systematic literature review. Journal of Design and Built Environment, 22 (3). 60 – 68. ISSN 1823-4208, DOI https://doi.org/10.22452/jdbe.vol22no3.4.

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This study elucidates values that determine traditional Indonesian housing orientations. The diversity of cultures in Indonesia generates a firm rule in housing design and affects some elements, encompass housing orientation. Recent research on the orientation of locality-based buildings has not been much explained holistically, so this can be a potential for further discussion. In order to produce a synthesis of the orientation values, this research employs a systematic literature review from scientific papers on Scopus with certain screening processes. In brief, the results show nature, main access, and beliefs that determine the orientation of traditional Indonesian housings. Nature's role determines the orientation where dwellers respect nature, cultivate and prevent the wind. Main access also simply determines the housing orientation where transportation access is located. Furthermore, ancestors' beliefs, sacred space, and Qiblah also establish the housing orientation of traditional Indonesian housings. These results provide important insights into the development of traditional Indonesian housing knowledge that considers local culture, sustainable issues, and Islamic values. © 2022, University of Malaya. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Universiti Malaya, Universitas Diponegoro
Additional Information: House; Islamic architecture; Locality; Orientation; Traditional
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculty of the Built Environment > Department of Architecture
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2024 03:20
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2024 03:20
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/43945

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