The Facade Proportion of Three-Bengkilas Limas House in Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia
Abstract - The vernacular housing was built in certain proportions for various reasons ranging from practicality to aesthetics. This study aims to explore the proportion of the facade in a limas house with three bengkilas in Palembang City so that it can bring up certain ratios in determining the proportion of buildings. A total of eight types of limas houses were studied representing 30 limas houses in Palembang City. Measurements were made on the physical dimensions of the house such as length, width, and height in various variations. The results found that there was a 3:1 ratio for the width of the house compared to the height of the roof, a 1:1 ratio for the width of the house to the height of the house, a 5:1 ratio for the length of the house to the height of the back room,a 0.35 ratio for the height of the peak roof with the total buildings height, and a number of other ratios. These results contribute to the formulation of ratios in theproportion of limas houses in particular and other vernacular house in general.