Cakruk as Local Wisdom and Reflection of Ancient Javanese Architecture in Indonesian

Sumarno .


The existence of pos ronda (guard post substation) which scattered throughout the country is considered a form of cultural distinctiveness in Indonesia. On the island of Java, besides being the nation's cultural characteristics, pos ronda is also unique because its floor structure is build like a stage (panggung) which stands among the domination of buildings with the ground floor. Looking back to the time of ancient Javanese, the building floor structure on the island of Java in the past had a space under it (kolong). The term “gardu” was absorbed from French term garde, and oddly enough that there is also local terms (Java) “cakruk”. Recently, pos ronda shifs its function from its function as facility for security guarding into a public space to relax, chat, play and so on. By referring to the structure of the floor which has space under it, local terms, and the further shift of its function, we have the basis in designing cakruk. The embodiment is implemented in Randu, Temon Village, District of Simo, Boyolali, Central Java Province, Indonesia.

Keywords: ronda, stage, local terms, ancient, design.


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