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Evoking Malaysian architecture cultural identity through development of parametric bim

Ali, Maisarah and Jahn Kassim, Puteri Shireen and Mohd Nawawi, Norwina and Mohamad Suhaimi, Mohamad Saifulnizam and Dawood, Nashwan (2016) Evoking Malaysian architecture cultural identity through development of parametric bim. In: 16th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, 11-13 December 2016, Regal Kowloon Hotel, Hong Kong. (Unpublished)

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The aim of this paper is to discuss and highlight the potentials of BIM objects platforms with particular references to parametric modelling in creating a design process which involve the systematic abstracting of constructional elements learned from traditional architecture into systems of ratios, rules, proportion and hierarchy for urban typologies and applications. The paper focused on the constructional language from the design vocabulary of Malay vernacular architecture which is essentially timber-based, and BIM tools are used to transmute elements of the vernacular into modern construction and typologies such as multistorey facades. 3D elements in a data base are mathematically studied through analysing the proportions of elements in elevation and programming such ratios and equation into the parametric modelling subprogram in BIM. With the aim of evoking identity in a dense city context, elements of the Malay vernacular can be reworked towards the transposition of identity in multistorey structures and applications to preserve the memory of cultural traditions in a dense city context. The capabilities of BIM is used to capture the essence of Malay identity into city-scale urban type from such as commercial and residential blocks through the capabilities of BIM. From an analysis of construction of Malay palace and villa architecture is studied in terms of proportions and mathematical rules and engaging both the parametric rules and a library of profiles and elements from the construction BIM database of Malay elements in architecture, a series of façade and formal templates can be generated and used as guidelines and elements to enhance the historical and visual character of a city.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: This is only a presentation. The final written copy of the paper will be inserted in the jounal/proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malay vernacular architecture, cultural identity, parametric modelling
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA1 General
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA1 General > NA105 Preservation and restoration of architecture monument
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2000 Study and teaching. Research
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2835 Details and decoration
T Technology > T Technology (General) > T10.5 Communication of technical information
T Technology > TH Building construction > TH1000 Systems of building construction
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Ar Dr Norwina Mohd Nawawi
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2017 09:06
Last Modified: 23 May 2023 09:21
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/53707

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