Welcome to rumahdaribambu.com!
Today, September 5, 2017 is one of my special days. The day I went down the mountain and took small steps and began to move, again wrestle the world of writing (read: nggambleh) on this page. Here, yes, only at rumahdaribambu.com.
After a bit bored here and there as an office worker for a full week, of course every worker needs an oasis. Klangenan, it is said in Javanese. Presumably, this is one of the reasons why this website rumahdaribambu.com was born into the world (however, for the real reason please read carefully here).
As an oasis, this page should be able to cure the thirst of its readers. At least that’s my hope. So that my writing, ideas, concepts and scribbles on this page useful to you and me. For the readers, they can get alternative ideas of simple urban homes especially the one that utilize bamboo as materials. Free! Rasah mbayar. While for me personally (or a contributor, if for example there will be a desperate blog writer wants to become a contributor of this page), hopefully this page can be a place for me to spread my knowledge even a little.
As a former Architecture student who has decided to run away from his original khittah in architecture, the idea of publishing such architectural-themed blogs sounds odd and wagu. However, the reason I wrote above may represent my sincere intention.
Then, why should “Urban House”, and why should “Bamboo”?
Perhaps this is the question that suddenly comes to mind. I will try to answer it.
For many years living in a Megapolitan city, it provides a valuable lesson among many other: city people, often forget the village (although at least once in a year they join a massive migration ritual from city to village during Lebaran moments).
“Just let us know the example, Bro!”
For example, there are still many urban people who are “unable to locate Jakarta on the map”. When I returned home, people as well as taxi drivers sometimes ask: “Where are you going, son? Going home to Java?” [while Jakarta is actually located in Java Island]
Another example, our big cities are already overcrowded with multi-level concrete walls. Bamboo, wooden houses, and rickety beds crammed like mushrooms in the crowded urban centers. Marginal. Slums. Ruwet. On the other hand, many gedhek houses made of bamboo in the village looks neat, well groomed, and feels really like “home” for the inhabitants.
In addition, bamboo itself is one of sustainable-natural materials which is still widely found in the neighborhood. Besides, it brings a strong image of the village, and the price is affordable as a building materials.
To be exact, rumahdaribambu.com wants to connect our [urban people] collective memory about the village. A place where the city originally came from.