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As I browse through the internet, I found this article (http://www.dee-bali.com/) which explains in detail about the Bali House design:-
Here is the description of each number from the picture above:
. Family Temple
The house temple called Sanggah or Merajan, is the place to worship the ancestor and the Hyang Guru. Below is the picture of Sanggah (http://indonezyjski.multiply.com/).
- Sleeping Pavilion.
This building usually a large eight-post structure on a high base. A terrace usually attached for receiving guests at family ceremony.
- West Pavilion
The west pavilion or Bale dauh, is the workhouse of the compound. Serving the variety of purposes, from gathering place to sleeping quarters. Below is an example of a common Bale Dauh (http://indonezyjski.multiply.com/).
- Ceremonial Pavilion
The east pavilion, or bale dangin is the ceremonial pavilion. The place is where the life rites and death rituals occur.
The guest pavilion for relatives and children varies in size and number according to the needs.
Or the lumbung or jineng is the storage area for rice.
Or paon is in the south because of the association with Brahma (the god of fire) whose place in the south.
- Protective Wall
Or aling-aling, most behind the gates to deflect the malign influences. The gate is called angkul-angkul. You can see a small wall called aling-aling in the picture below (http://indonezyjski.multiply.com/).
There is also an article about the history of the Bali House, which you can read here: http://houseofbali.blogspot.com. This article mainly discuss about the Hinduism influence in Balinese architecture.
It is interesting to learn that