Dual Faces Architecture of Nias

Meridiani Trianandari Wananto, Afina Rahmani, Dadi Satria Ginandjar, Angga Kusumah Sukarya, Shirley Wahadamaputera



Many Indonesian people built a traditional house based on beliefs of their ancestors for generations, without knowing the scientific reason. Meanwhile, indirectly, ancestors already thinking about housing that adapts the environmental conditions such as in Nias Island. Nias is an island that has two different forms of traditional houses which are affected by the differences geographic, highland and lowland. Geographic factors and beliefs not only affect the shape of the house but also the structure of the house. Located on the earthquake fault lines, Nias traditional houses was designed to withstand earthquakes that often befall. A study using description and analysis methods about design and structure which used in traditional houses in Nias Island, would develop a good sense of the idea to apply these materials on modern building to preserve the culture of Indonesia.

Key Words: Nias Island, Nias Traditional House, Earthquake, Building Material

Teks Lengkap:


DOI: https://doi.org/10.26760/rekakarsa.v1i2.285


  • Saat ini tidak ada refbacks.

ISSN elektronik 2338-6592 

Diterbitkan oleh :

Program Studi Arsitektur,  Institut Teknologi Nasional Bandung

Alamat :  Gedung 17 Lantai 1 Jl. PHH. Mustofa 23 Bandung 40124

Kontak : Tel. 7272215 (ext. 151)  Fax. 7202892

Email : rekakarsa@itenas.ac.id

Terindeks :


Didukung Oleh :


Kerja Sama :

aptari IAI-Jawa Barat

Jurnal ini terlisensi oleh Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Creative Commons License