Virtual Reality of Balinese Buildings: Peeking into the Richness of Balinese Architecture with the Concept of Asta Kosala Kosali through a Virtual Lens

A technological innovation has shaken up the world of traditional Balinese architecture. An Android-based Virtual Reality (VR) application now allows users to experience and understand the design of traditional Balinese houses based on the Asta Kosala Kosali concept.

Jun 25, 2024 - 19:48
Jun 25, 2024 - 20:31
Virtual Reality of Balinese Buildings: Peeking into the Richness of Balinese Architecture with the Concept of Asta Kosala Kosali through a Virtual Lens
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Asta Kosala Kosali is a Balinese house construction guide based on balance and harmony, known as Tri Hita Karana. However, Balinese people's understanding of this concept is still limited, mainly because it is difficult to imagine the concepts from a two-dimensional image.

Sanga Mandala Concept

The Sanga Mandala concept is used in determining the location of buildings in Balinese houses based on Asta Kosala Kosali according to the cardinal directions. The process of making a Balinese traditional house based on Asta Kosala Kosali is also said to be a way of arranging land for residences and sacred buildings in traditional Balinese houses, whose building arrangements are based on the anatomy of the body that owns the house.