The enclosed building at the heart of a traditional
Javanese household is called the dalem (inner) or omah.
Four massive pillars called the saka guru form the heart
of the building, supporting the apex of the roof, and defining the
main living space. Traditionally, the space behind the saka
guru is divided into three rooms. The left and right are storerooms
for agricultural produce and tools; the central room is reserved
for the worship of the rice goddess Sri. As a whole, the traditional
building is dark and cool, and is regarded as female. By custom,
the kitchen would be a separate building attached immediately to
the right of the omah.
In our conversion of these buildings to accommodations, we have endeavored to respect the customary structure and its divisions. As a result, the experience of a traditional Javanese household remains. Light and airy, yet maintaining their original coolness, each house is both intimate and spacious, private yet open to the land and the life that surrounds it.
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