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The resilience of tradition: Malay allusions in contemporary architecture

Jahn Kassim, Puteri Shireen and Mohd Nawawi, Norwina and Abdul Majid, Noor Hanita (2017) The resilience of tradition: Malay allusions in contemporary architecture. Areca Books, Penang, Malaysia. ISBN 978-967-5719-31-8

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Abstract

How and to what extend is contemporary Malaysian architecture influenced by Malay culture, values and forms? In what way is the Malay Modern situated within the discourse of contemporary tropical architecture? Can the evolution of Malay architecture answer the challenge of developing climatically appropriate eco-architecture? Such questions are being asked in Malaysian Universities and in international conferences looking at modernism, postmodernism, regionalism, tropical architecture, green building, and sustainability. Malay vernacular architecture is intrinsically environmentally-conscious, embodying sustainable principles, design ideas, and tectonic solutions. Globally, there is growing awareness that culturally -responsive strategies in architecture can be aligned with advancing sustainability standards in buildings and contemporary urban development. This book compiles attempts by architects and builders so far to respond to two critical agendas-the sustainability agenda and the cultural agenda. In the era of climate change, the challenge facing building professionals and designers in Malaysian and Asian cities is how to develop and expand sustainability strategies which are culturally rooted in local genius and regional identity.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: 2521/58720
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malay Architecture, Tradition, Resilience, Culture, Climate
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA190 History
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2542.36 Sustainable architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2599 Architectural criticism
T Technology > TH Building construction
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Ar Dr Norwina Mohd Nawawi
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2018 11:01
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2018 10:17
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/58720

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