In human beings there is a propensity called ‘horror vacui’ (Latin). Horror vacui means that you cannot leave a place or surface empty. The empty area is often filled with visual objects that have a symbolic value, such as traditional ornaments. This propensity is still strong in today’s society. People commonly use traditional ornaments because of their aesthetic value. The phenomenon of horror vacui also affects the people of Aceh. The interior of Sultan Iskandar Muda International Airport is filled with Acehnese traditional ornaments, showing a strong sense of horror vacui. In addition to reducing the aesthetic value of the environment, horror vacui in the use of traditional Acehnese ornaments in Sultan Iskandar Muda International Airport also has an impact on the perceptions of the airport visitors. These perceptions vary. This research was conducted because of the lack of knowledge about the important subject of horror vacui in the field of interior design and to study the use of traditional ornaments in airport interiors, specifically traditional Acehnese ornaments in Sultan Iskandar Muda International Airport.
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