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TONGKONAN KE'TE' KESU’ AS A TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURAL TOURIST ATTRACTION IN TANA TORAJA

Mithen Lullulangi Unm, Onesimus Sampebua
Journal of Building Material Science , Volume 3; doi:10.30564/jbms.v3i1.2929

Abstract: This research aims to know the function of Traditional House of Toraja and Typology, as a unique traditional architectural tourist attraction in Ke'te 'Kesu'. The research is qualitative research. Data collection is done by observation, interview, and documentation. The research variables consist of: Function of Traditional House (Tongkonan), and it’s Typology. The data analysis technique used is descriptive qualitative analysis, that is analyzing each variable descriptively, consisting of four activity flow, that is data selection, data presentation, analyzing, , and conclusions. The results show that: In general, the main function of traditional Toraja house (Tongkonan) and its built environment is as a container of human activities supporting Toraja culture, consisting of Rambu Solo’ that is the customary ceremony associated with death, and Rambu Tuka’ or all things good lifestyle as well ceremonies related to daily life. Then typology can be viewed from aspects of Layout, Spatial, Shape, Structure and Construction, and Ornaments.
Keywords: Typology / House / tourist / ceremonies / Toraja / Tongkonan / Rambu / function / built environment / ARCHITECTURAL

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