Discourse On The Concept Of Balance Of Sakala And Niskala Spaces In Ethnic Balinese Homes

Wijaya, I Kadek Merta (2018) Discourse On The Concept Of Balance Of Sakala And Niskala Spaces In Ethnic Balinese Homes. In: International Seminar Bali Hinduism, Tradition and Interreligious Studies, 18 Maret 2018, Denpasar.

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Architecture is not just about physical manifestations; more than that architecture is the substance of the physical being. This concept is found in Eastern architecture, one being traditional Balinese architecture in which there are sakala (tangible) spaces and niskala (intangible) spaces for ritual activities and for non-ritual activities. In the ethnic Balinese home there are three zones namely a sacred zone, a residential zone, and an outer space and lebuh. All three zones have tangible spaces in the form of structures and intangible spaces or ‘special’ markers. These two types of spaces are maintained through normative rules. This paper draws from a qualitative naturalistic study about the discourse on the concept of the sakala space and niskala space in the ethnic Balinese home through an approach of local and universal concepts. The results show the existence of balance of sakala and niskala spaces in the dynamics of ethnic Balinese homes in the architectural development for maintaining its characteristic.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: balance, sakala space, niskala space, ethnic Balinese home
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering > Architectural Engineering
Depositing User: I Kadek Merta Wijaya
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2021 01:33
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2021 01:33
URI: http://repository.warmadewa.ac.id/id/eprint/1357

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