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Architectural styles of Malaysian mosque: suitability in compact urban settings

Asif, Nayeem and Utaberta, Nangkula and Sarram, Arman (2019) Architectural styles of Malaysian mosque: suitability in compact urban settings. In: International Conference on Built Environment and Engineering 2018 - “Enhancing Construction Industry Through IR4.0” (IConBEE2018), 29-30, 2018, Johor.

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The concept of urban mosque stems from more extensive reasons that mostly come from the overall issues of industrialization. Considering the challenges related to rapid urban growth, public institutions, such as mosque and its compatibility is required to be assessed in the context of compact cities. This study therefore aim to evaluate the planning and layout of six different styles of mosque in Malaysia in terms of their suitability in compact urban settings. Due to its genre, the study adopts case study as a qualitative research strategy as its research method. Content analysis is conducted on the compiled literatures to give indication on the expected outcome. Following a brief comparative discussion, this paper shows that, mosque with modern architectural style among all six typologies is most suitable in the context of compact urban settings. Factors considered for the evaluation of mosques include layout progression of the mosque whether horizontal or vertical, provision for vertical stacking of spaces, symmetry in topology as well as in elevation and space types in terms of flexible usage. Scope of this paper is limited to the assessment of literatures only, which opens the window for further in-depth study on actual case studies related to this topic.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Papers)
Additional Information: 9155/74039
Uncontrolled Keywords: Architectural styles; Malaysian mosque
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA100 Architecture and the state
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Dr Nayeem Asif
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2020 13:46
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2020 13:46
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/74039

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