Buildings that have a strong impact always convey an intense feeling of their spatial quality. They embrace the mysterious void called space in a special way and make it vibrate. (Zumthor, 2006, pp.21-22)
Looking deep into Bawömataluo’s settlement : the west entrance offers a panorama – the facades row wooden housing of Omo Hada, the menhir, daro-daro, stone carving and stone pavement. Observe the won¬derful range of noises : conversations nearby in Nias language, footsteps on the middle of stone pavement, bird noise, murmuring from the old ladies on mbele-mbele (pedestrian outside Omo Hada), people hide and peek from the back of jara-jara (horizontal lattice wall), no engine sounds, no cars, pleasantly fresh and warm temperature. It’s almost like the situation in the ancient Megalithic period.
Peter Zumthor said that the quality of architecture is when the atmosphere of the space can moves people in the fraction of a second. It is touching people’s emotional sensibility.
Looking back to Bawömataluo, it has the quality architecture of living monu¬ment.
Here are some black and white pictures of Nias Island :
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