The role and meaning of fireplace in Karangtengah Hamlet settlement, Banjarnegara: A study of the spatial pattern of pawon and kinship

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Yohanes Basuki Dwisusanto


Spatial patterns are formed based on local wisdom and Karangtengah Hamlet settlement which is located in the cold climate of the mountainous area in Banjarnegara Regency, Central Java has been discovered to have a uniqueness in using the fireplace as the center of its activities. Therefore, this research was conducted to uncover the basic concept of fireplace-based house spatial pattern in this settlement using a qualitative method which involves combining interview, observation, and documentation. The process also involved using 33 houses as the case study with the criterion for selection being the active use of the fireplace. The results showed the placement of fireplace in these houses was influenced by the kinship system and the purpose was to have spatial patterns designed to reduce migration from these settlements to cities.


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Dwisusanto, Yohanes Basuki, and Hermawan. 2020. “The Role and Meaning of Fireplace in Karangtengah Hamlet Settlement, Banjarnegara: A Study of the Spatial Pattern of Pawon and Kinship”. ARTEKS : Jurnal Teknik Arsitektur 5 (3), 479-88.
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Yohanes Basuki Dwisusanto, Architecture Study Program, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Katolik Parahyangan

Lecturer of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Katolik Parahyangan, Indonesia

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