Place Making and Ordering Life. Case Study: The Bali Aga Village, Pengotan

  • Himasari Hanan
  • Dwinik Winawangsari
Conference paper


The culture of Bali Aga is less elaborate in appearance than the aristocratic South Bali; however, the journey of the highland people toward a better and secure life in the future has been reflected in their concept of dwelling. The people’s socio-cultural practices have shaped the spatial organization of their settlements their architecture. The preservation of an ancestral culture has resulted in an assemblage of artefacts that are arranged territorially. This paper firstly, describes the historical background of the establishment of Pengotan village; secondly, elucidates the ordering of buildings in the settlement, and, finally analyses the ordering system responsible for the built spatial organization. The paper discusses the making of place as central to processes of people’s religious and social belief systems. This paper broadens the understanding of the a vernacular settlement and the way vernacular buildings are being organized through this analysis.


Bali Aga Conformity Pengotan Place-making Territoriality 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Himasari Hanan
    • 1
  • Dwinik Winawangsari
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut Teknologi BandungBandungIndonesia

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