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A comparative study of Minangkabau architecture in two regions: Bukit Tinggi, Indonesia, and Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

Abdullah, Fadzidah and Wongso, Jonny (2007) A comparative study of Minangkabau architecture in two regions: Bukit Tinggi, Indonesia, and Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. In: The Second International Conference of the Center for the Study of Architecture in the Arab Region (CSAAR 2007), 13-15 November, 2007, Barcelo Cartage Thalsaao Hotel, Tunis, Tunisia .

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Abstract

This research deals with a comparative study of regional architecture between two (2) regions in two (2) countries: Bukit Tinggi, Indonesia, and Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. Both regions are said to have very similar regional architecture as some of the people of Minangkabau, a tribe in Indonesia, migrated to Malaysia to look for a greener pasture. Recent visit in Bukit Tinggi has shown that the once glorious regional architecture is slowly disappearing due to growing interest in modern movement of architecture. Even worse, the fading interest on regional architecture among the people of Minangkabau in Negeri Sembilan is growing in a faster rate that it is very rare to see newly built building having the Minangkabau style. This research aims at evaluating the losing interest in regional architecture among the people of Minangkabau, and among architects in both countries, Malaysia and Indonesia. The discussion covers relevant literature of the origin of Minangkabau Architecture, aspects that contribute to its glory and factors that influence its decline. This literature review has the purpose of identifying the advantages and disadvantages of preserving and constructing buildings with Minangkabau style in current world of globalisation, thus, analysing whether promoting for the revival of Minangkabau style in both regions might be worthy or not.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 2936/22712 -- Title of the Proceeding book: Regional Architecture and Identity in the Age of Globalisation, ISBN: 978-9957-8602-2-6
Uncontrolled Keywords: Minangkabau architecture, regionalism, conservation
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA190 History
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Architecture
Depositing User: Dr Fadzidah Abdullah
Date Deposited: 17 May 2013 03:18
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2013 07:09
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/22712

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