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Identifying Malay regional character through aristocratic architectural elements

Raja Abdul Kadir, Tengku Anis Qarihah and Jahn Kassim, Puteri Shireen and Abdul Latip, Nurul Syala and Abdul Majid, Noor Hanita (2018) Identifying Malay regional character through aristocratic architectural elements. In: 7th International Seminar On Nusantara Heritage 2018 (7th ISoNH 2018), 23rd Oct. 2018, Kota Bharu, Kelantan.

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Malay architectural traditions range from the traditional timber traditions of the early era of the Malay world to the late hybrid forms of the 1800s and early 1900s. The paper attempts to create regional grouping in the Malay world that can be used to characterise the extreme variation and diversity of the aristocratic forms of the Malay world, including hybrid structures, which are Malay modern yet ‘Classical’ forms of architecture which represent potentials for an urban language for the Malay region, and its nations. Any effort to develop a new language must take into account the relative shared character and rules of design that reflect the stylistic character of each region. The paper attempts to trace these stylistic characteristics and rules, in palaces and aristocrat’s buildings, yet it remains observant that Malay architectural language had not been able to withstand the tumultuous changes due to the advent of new materials and technology such as steel and concrete. The origins of the Malay architectural style and language are ultimately linked to the beginnings of the culture and aesthetic forms of the timber-based vernacular style. Due to the rising urbanisation, many of the imported styles are perhaps the core problem of the unsustainability of the present cities and buildings. The research shared and attempts to highlight and identify the set of stylistic character, design principles and building elements of Malay architecture derived from the essences of traditional form and frontage language seen through the diversity of regional styles that can be used in future modern architecture.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 2521/67399
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malay Classical architecture, Malay aristocratic, regional characterisation
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA100 Architecture and the state
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA190 History
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Architecture
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Dr puteri shireen jahnkassim
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2019 14:22
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2019 14:22
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/67399

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