Earthquake Resistant Structures on the Traditional Houses in Indonesia

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Indonesia is one area of potential eartquake, the awareness for designing earthquake-resistant construction is an important role in conservation of traditional houses. In fact, the results of post-earthquake investigation since 2004 show that the traditional houses has a better resistance to earthquake loads. This drew the attention of architects to relearn the local wisdom of values embodied in traditional houses. In addition, change of civilization and technological progress causes a shift in the value of life. Shift in traditional values occur in the design and method construction of house. This study discusses the assessment of the reliability of a traditional houses against earthquake loads. Use of rapid evaluation based on the building typology on the traditional houses from four big island in Indonesia. For further analysis of the seismic performance would follow “World Housing Encyclopedia”. This study is limited to the assessment structural component resistance to earthquake load.


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