Friday, June 29, 2012

Limas House

Limas House

Limas House Palembang
Limas House Palembang

Limas house is a traditional house prototype Palembang, in addition to the roof with a pyramid-shaped, has a pyramid home characteristics; - Limas-shaped roof - the house sided board, with the division of space that has been defined (standard) graded-level.(Kijing)The entire roof and walls and floors in the house prop up poles that are embedded in the ground - The ornaments and carvings that show the charisma and the identity of the house Most houses Limas width reaches 400 to 1000 square meters or more, which was established in the top of the pole Onglen pole-wood and wood used to frame tembesu visible influence of Islam on the ornaments and carvings that are on the pyramid house.

Simbas (Platy Cerium Coronarium) become the main symbol carved in it. Philosophy is a holy place and there is a respectable house in the architecture pyramid. Main space is considered honorable elephant room (Kawi language = royal audience hall) located at the top and right under the roof of the pyramid in the crutch by Alang Sunan Sunan and Sako. There is a divan in elephant room (Central / discussion room), which is of high elephant room (+ / - 75 cm). 

Sketch and the Division of Space

Limas house has a floor plan extends to the rear, most wide reaching 400-1000 m2.
  1. Some Soko Damas
  2. Fence tenggalong
  3. Balcony or veranda. (There are two stairs).
  4. "Jogan" serves as a youth place. 
The border between Jogan and Kijing 3 there are a ”lawang kyam/kyam-kyam/lawang kipas” because of its shape like a folding fan. Function as a baffle / wall of upright. If the wall is opened it will stick to the ceiling, key is used to sustain it. 

Living room:

At each kekijing has two windows (right-left).

  1. Kekijing 3 (Bengkalis below) is used for the officials.
  2. Kekijing 4 (Bengkalis shoots) is used to place his Datuk maharaja.
  3. Gegajah as a hall / divan / hall discussion this room is the center of the Limas house is located on the top floor and the most honorable. And directly beneath the roof of the Limas which sustained Alang Sunan and Soko Sunan.


Foundation material is wood unglen. Type of timber that is waterproof even stronger when wet. The foundation of a house adapted to the swampy nature conditions. Technical techniques like "chicken scratch". Pole "forked" standing on the ground thick board is called "Tapak-forked". While the tapak-an forked the beams intersect each other is called "Botek-an"

Name: Sri Suprihatin

Class: 2 BA

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