Building Transformation at Kampong Mahmud, A Traditional Village at Citarum River’s Bank

Soewarno, Nurtati and Septianto, Eggi and S. Hasim, Irfan (2016) Building Transformation at Kampong Mahmud, A Traditional Village at Citarum River’s Bank.

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Change is something inevitable. From the architectural point of view, change could be identified by observing the physical building shape. Observing cities in Indonesia nowdays, building physical changes could be seen almost in every part, at the city, sub urban even in traditional villages. This study observed Mahmud’s traditional village located at the suburbs of Bandung city, Indonesia. The village is located in the downstream region of the Citarum River and was built on piles on a small island in a swamp. Un like buildings on island bounded by water which commonly facing the water, in this island buildings were built at the center of the island not facing the water and covered by trees because this place was set up for meditated and could also be used as a hiding place from the Colonial army and then it turned into a place to deepen Islam. The access to get there was not easy; this small island could only be reached by rafts when the river was calm. Since the Local Government established the bridge (1997) kampong Mahmud has become easier to reach. This condition has increased the number of occupants, buildings and encouraged the transformation. Using typo morphology method the observation result recognized two building types and their morphology which could be distinguished from the materials and building styles. The easy access to the venue has also attracted many tourists to visit the village. The transformation that had been occurred in the old buildings was an effort to accommodate the needs of tourists who stopped by for either short (overnight) or long term. What kinds and how did it occur to these vernacular buildings? Is kampong Mahmud could still be classified as Traditional Village? Because the old buildings are culture heritage the intervention of local government to organize the changes is expected so that the cultural heritage could be preserved.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Karya Tulis Ilmiah
Depositing User: Asep Kamaludin
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2018 08:51
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2018 09:40

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