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Architectural elements of traditional Malay buildings in Gombak district, Selangor

Salleh, Nurul Hamiruddin and Abdullah, Mohammad Zaim and Ab Jalil, Nurlelawati (2023) Architectural elements of traditional Malay buildings in Gombak district, Selangor. Design Ideas Journal (DIJ), 5 (1). pp. 1-5. E-ISSN 2735-1785

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Every traditional Malay building has its historical roots representing its predominant local identity, belief and culture and is often associated with a specific state. Unlike many states in Malaysia, the architectural identity of traditional Malay buildings in Selangor is relatively scarce and henceforth requires more explicit characteristic mapping. There are at least fifteen (15) common decorative elements identified within the traditional Malay buildings in Malaysia, namely tunjuk langit, sisik naga, sulur bayung, ande-ande, papan pemeleh, kepala cicak, tiang gantung, kekisi, gerbang, gerbang pintu, sesiku keluang, kepala pintu, kepala tingkap and pagar musang. The main objective of this research is to identify the architectural decorative elements of the traditional Malay houses and masjids in the Gombak district, Selangor. Onsite observations were conducted on the thirty-nine (39) traditional Malay buildings (34 houses and 5 masjids) in thirteen (13) villages of Gombak. The research identified eight (8) common architectural elements in Gombak's traditional Malay houses and masjids. The architectural elements enrich the aesthetical theory and philosophy of the traditional Malay houses and masjids in Selangor as well as in Malaysia and shall be preserved.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Architectural elements, traditional Malay house, masjid, heritage buildings, Gombak
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA1 General > NA105 Preservation and restoration of architecture monument
N Fine Arts > Islamic art and architecture > Architectural components
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Ts. Dr. Nurul Hamiruddin Salleh
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2023 16:01
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2023 16:01
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/107239

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