Rumah Gudang (Warehouse House)

Traditional Betawi architecture of Warehouse House has a rectangular shape from front to back. Saddle-shaped roof without additional jure (typically with additional roof to the left and right) is one of the distinguishing features of this type of house from other Betawi traditional houses. Warehouse house was built by the Betawi people starting as far back in the 5th century AD, when this area was controlled by the Kingdom of Tarumanegara.

The construction of this type of house was increasingly prevalent when the Dutch colonizers built storage warehouses for spices before being sailed to Europe. Perhaps due to this reason, these type of house was called a Warehouse house as it was correlated to the warehouses built during that time.

While the warehouse house built by the colonial government does not have the divisions of space (it is left as an open space), the Warehouse house built as a residence by the Betawi people, has divisions of space according to their needs. That way there are rooms assigned to parents, children, guests, kitchen, and semi-public area.

Usually at the front of the house there is a small roof that hang over the front porch. Warehouse House uses raw materials from nature, with wood as main element.