Local Wisdom as a Planning Strategy and Sustainable Settlement Development in ToKaili Traditional Settlement, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia

  •  Zaenal Sirajuddin    


Indonesia is home to many tribes spread across many islands. It is home to local wisdom that thrives and is preserved in the community. The Kaili tribe (ToKaili) is one of the tribes that live on the island of Sulawesi which is located in the province of Central Sulawesi. This has unique local wisdom because ToKaili is one of the tribes in Indonesia that was formed due to evolutionary development starting from moving to a sedentary lifestyle, to settling which is worthy of study by many researchers in the field of architecture. An interesting part of local wisdom is their customs and traditions in organizing and designing their settlements since ancient times. The ToKaili settlement planning and design process mainly depends on how customary law regulates the phenomena of community life and shapes sustainable planning strategies. The purpose of this study is to reveal the phenomenon of local wisdom To Kaili in planning and designing harmonious sustainable settlements. This study uses phenomenology as a method for analyzing ToKaili local wisdom and finding planning strategies and designing harmonious solutions. It was found that variations or patterns are ranging from micro-scale settlements to large scale settlements that are interrelated and metamorphosed from micro-scale settlements to large scale settlements (From Sou to Ngata bete) Formed by customary rules.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1918-7173
  • ISSN(Online): 1918-7181
  • Started: 2009
  • Frequency: quarterly

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