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Historical "intimacy" in Malay urban core configurations - a comparative analysis

Ibrahim, Illyani and Abdul Latip, Nurul Syala and Jahn Kassim, Puteri Shireen and Harun, Nor Zalina (2018) Historical "intimacy" in Malay urban core configurations - a comparative analysis. In: The International Heritage and Cultural Conservation Conference (InHerit 2018), 3rd-5th Dec. 2018, Kuching, Sarawak. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This paper focuses on analysis of the historical pre-colonial configurations of a series of urban cores in Malay sites along the Selat Melaka. The objective of this research is to identify the pattern and variations of each pre-colonial royal town from the perspective of urban design principle such as "intimacy" and "walkability" which can affect and reduce, long-term sustainable parameters in tropical cities such as ‘urban heat island'. While this traditional character is increasingly disappearing due to modern urbanization, the difficulty is related to the degree of organic character or randomness in the past layout of these traditional urban cores. It argues that such configurations reflects to a degree of ‘intimacy’ which was ruptured during Colonial eras. The main finding is Malay royal town does obey the urban design principle of an ‘intimacy’ and ‘walkability’. The ‘intimacy index’ for historical Malay city are as follow; distance from palace to; Masjid (160 meter), Padang/open spaces (120 meter), settlement (300 meter), market (220 meter) and aristocrat houses (60 meter). This finding can be used as a guidelines for the preparation of the developing the future city.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 7316/69345
Uncontrolled Keywords: preservation, built forms, urban design, Malay character of cities, redevelopment, organic patterns
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Dr Illyani Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2019 15:04
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2019 15:04
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/69345

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