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Spatial usage in the royal and commoner residences in Kuala Kangsar: a compatibility analysis to the Islamic guidelines and custom manifestations

Abdul Majid, Noor Hanita and Denan, Zuraini (2013) Spatial usage in the royal and commoner residences in Kuala Kangsar: a compatibility analysis to the Islamic guidelines and custom manifestations. In: International Conference on Architecture and Built Environment 2013 (ICABE2013), 7th-8th Nov. 2013, Gombak, Kuala Lumpur & Putrajaya.

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Abstract

The relationship between Islamic guidelines and Malay culture to traditional Malay architecture has been an accepted fact. Nevertheless, the factors that influence culture such as customs have been testified to have inconsistencies with Islamic guidelines.It is hypothesized that the Malay Muslims in Malaysia practices the Malay custom or "Adat" that in turn has affected the spatial usage in the traditional dwelling architecture, may it be the royal or commoners residences. This paper identifies the Islamic guidelines and customs elated to wedding ceremonies and analyzes the spatial usage and activities conducted. The comparison between royal and commoners residences indicates that the residential layout differs in terms of the complexity of customs practiced at the selected case studies. The case studies chosen for the spatial studies are the Bytul Anwar and Baitul Rahmah representing the royal residences and Rumah Meor representing the commoner's residences. Generally, there are similarities in term of layout and hierarchy of the spaces involved in conducting the ceremonies. There are also evidences that Islamic guidelines has been absorbed in the customs practiced during wedding ceremonies with additions and modifications in the royal and commoners practice. The results suggested there are strong custom manifestations in the spatial usage at both royal and commoners residences.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 2995/39398
Uncontrolled Keywords: Spatial usage, Royal and Commoner Residence, Islamic Guidelines and Custom Manifestations
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Architecture
Depositing User: Mrs Zuraini Denan
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2014 14:54
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2015 18:53
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/39398

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