—It has long been known, the ancestors of the Indonesian have quite advanced knowledge of building technology in its day. Knowledge of the use of natural materials, as well as efforts to combine these materials into structural and construction systems still can be encountered met standing sturdy in custom houses. Among the diversity of form of construction that was built by different tribes, on the different geographical sites, identified several similarities which indicate a common thread between traditional houses scattered in archipelago to the Asia Pacific region and even Europe. This study offers another perspective of common observations about a custom house. Identification on the similarities of construction leads us to an understanding of the phenomenon of the spread of knowledge which occur or other possibilities that brings us to the understanding of how appropriate architecture for archipelago (Nusantara) conditions.
—Bolon, custom house construction, genius loci, lobo.
Yusfan Adeputera Yusran is with Institue of History of Art and Building Archeology and Restoration, Technische Universität, Wien 1030, Austria (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Noviani Suryasari is with the Department of Architecture, Brawijaya University, Malang 65145, Indonesia (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Yusfan Adeputera Yusran and Noviani Suryasari, "Bolon and Lobo: Revealing The Stack Construction on Batak Simalungun and Kulawi Traditional House," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 182-187, 2016.