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Minangkabau architecture : the losing interest

Abdullah, Fadzidah (2011) Minangkabau architecture : the losing interest. In: Malay vernacular architecture : traditional and contemporary expressions. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 85-91. ISBN 978-967-418-057-7

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Abstract

This chapter describe a research deals with the losing interest of regional Minangkabau architecture in two (2) regions: West Sumatra, Indonesia, and Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. Both regions are said to have very similar regional architecture. Recent visit to West Sumatra had shovm that the once glorious regional architecture is slO\vly disappearing due to growing interest in 'modern movement' architecture. Even worse, the fading interest on regional architecture among the people ofMinangkabau in Negeri Sembilan is growing at a faster rate that it is very rare to see newly built building adopting Minangkabau style. This research aims at evaluating the losing interest in regional architecture among Minangkabau people. Survey was carried out to obtain the Minangkabau people's perception on the issue. This chapter hope to contribute in increasing awareness and understanding on the needs to conserve, and to uplift the value and meaning ofregional or vernacular architectural heritage.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 2936/20813
Uncontrolled Keywords: Minangkabau architecture, regional architecture, identity, regionalism, conservation
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Architecture
Depositing User: Dr Fadzidah Abdullah
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2012 22:00
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2012 17:10
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/20813

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