The Beauty of Toba Architecture Living in harmony with the surrounding natural environment

Sudarwani, Margareta Maria and Widati, Galuh and Situmorang, L. Bintang and Sere, Faran (2022) The Beauty of Toba Architecture Living in harmony with the surrounding natural environment. Local Wisdom Scientific Online Journal, 14 (2). pp. 116-130. ISSN 20863764

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Toba architecture is one of the most interesting architectural concepts. Toba's architectural house has a charming shape and ornaments equipped with beautiful natural landscapes. Nature has a fairly important meaning for the people of Toba Samosir, where the relationship and orientation between mountains and lakes become the basis of the layout of their home design. One area with a Toba architecture style is located on the shores of Lake Toba, Sigumpar Sub-district, Toba Samosir Regency, North Sumatra. Environmental arrangements with local wisdom that is strong enough in harmony with the surrounding natural environment, namely mountains and lakes. Jabu houses and Sopo still relatively survive with the style of Toba architecture and have not been affected by modern architecture. Today Toba Architecture is threatened with extinction due to several things, which are also often the cause of the destruction of hundreds of traditional houses throughout the country. The uniqueness of the Sigumpar Area mentioned above is very interesting to study and research. The purpose of the research is to know the characteristics of Toba architecture in the Sigumpar area so that it can be a reference in determining which Toba architectural characteristics need to be maintained in the preservation framework. The writing method used is a descriptive method based on empirical facts in the field. In this study, the research area is divided into four observation units/Huta, and the layout of each observation is varied. The results of this study are expected to provide knowledge about the architectural characteristics of Toba architecture in the Sigumpar area and provide concepts related to building preservation and application in designing buildings. Sigumpar Area; Toba Architecture; Toba Samosir

Item Type: Article
Subjects: MEDICINE > Medicine (General)
Depositing User: Ms Rosaliana Wati
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2022 03:15
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2023 04:11

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