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Bali possesses one of the world’s most sophisticated cultures, particularly visible in its architecture, both old and new. Houses in Bali were traditionally built according to the body measurements of the head of the household, to be sure of creating an environment that is totally harmonious for that family, a balance between internal and external world.

Modern architecture in Bali still seeks this harmony and uses many traditional approaches: open spaces, high ceilings, tiled floors, and an outward orientation, creating a place of peace, relaxation and total comfort, all set in a tropical paradise.

Especially in Bali, the buildings of the traditional architectural style, overall aesthetic element consists of three components as follows:

Aesthetic Building

Usually defined as the beauty of the building that is not made, and is designed for the purpose of art, but a greater emphasis on function and form. Its beauty is kept used materials, proportions and sizes styled tri angga pattern (head, body, legs), which form the roof, walls and floors, and its dimensions of human scale.

Structural Aesthetic

Structural element of beauty, often referred to as decorations, because this structure also supports structure building in a constructive way. Framework for building construction can provide natural beauty of the Interior. The beauty of traditional Bali structure buildings can be seen in particular in tugeh or support the roof. Tugeh are usually given a form of decoration, which comes from the kinds of colors (Patras/pepatraan).

Canggah wang construction, crosses and horizontal beams konstruki (characters) with a vertical pole (Saka). Usually appears as a mere embellishment shapes Patra. Saka is the core of building structures to support the upper load. In Saka, usually in the form of jewelry kekupakan is added.

Aesthetic Decorative

Traditional Balinese buildings are usually various forms of ornament, as reflected in the building arts. Decorative aesthetics appear as values and character design. Then the host adjust the buildings ornamentation.

Forms of ornament, which is called pepatraan or stiliran Patra, plants or flowers form. Kekarangan stiliran jewelry is a form of animals such as corals, coral goak Asti, and so on. Other decorations in the form of a more modest, even just to show the impression of the form keketusan, pepalihan, kekupakan and lelengisan.

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