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Reflection of cultural practices on syntactical values: An introduction to the application of space syntax to vernacular Malay architecture

Asif, Nayeem Asif and Utaberta, Nangkula and Sabil, Azmal Bin and Ismail, Sumarni (2018) Reflection of cultural practices on syntactical values: An introduction to the application of space syntax to vernacular Malay architecture. Frontiers of Architectural Research, 7 (4). pp. 521-529. ISSN 2095-2635

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Abstract

This study introduces the basic concepts and terminologies regarding space syntax research through a simple spatial configuration. The concepts are elaborated for intricate configurations. This study aims to deepen the understanding of how syntactical analysis can extract social information embedded in traditional architectural practice in the Malay Archipelago. The basic terminologies are outlined, and the sequential procedure for analysis is described along with its interpretation in the context of actual social phenomena. Result shows that the syntactical properties of a particular configuration within a particular region reflect the traditions of the people in that region. This study serves as a basis for the future study of the applications of space syntax to diverse spatial configurations in the Malay Archipelago.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 9155/74057
Uncontrolled Keywords: Culture and space,Malay vernacular architecture,Space syntax,Spatial behavior,Traditional Malay house
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2000 Study and teaching. Research
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: 10 Aug 2020 12:13
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2020 12:13
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/74057

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