Joglo, A Remarkable Javanese Traditional Home Architecture

For thousand of years Javanese inhabit Java island. They established the unique community and civilization that settle some traditional heritage including in the field of architecture. Joglo is a Javanese traditional house, which is still well-preserved for generations. And even it have been developed with various modifications and variants to remain in existence until today. House of joglo in Javanese called ‘Omah Joglo’ is a house with a simple basic form. Simple it self is an expression of the simplicity of Javanese community. This simplicity can be seen from the square or rectangular shape on basic building. This form is in accordance with the philosophy of Javanese society that symbolizing a firmness in carrying out the principle of responsibility on ones life. Typology of oval and round shapes sketch is not on the type of Javanese house dwellings. This rectangular shape is maintained until today, although of course has undergone many developments, changes, modifications and additions in rooms and other building elements.

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Joglo, A Remarkable Javanese Traditional Home Architecture