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Spatial analysis on Malay buildings for categorization of Malay historic BIM library

Mustafa, Muhammad Hadi and Ali, Maisarah and Mohd Ismail, Kamsiah and Hashim, Khairusy Syakirin Has-Yun and Mohamad Suhaimi, Mohamad Saifulnizam (2019) Spatial analysis on Malay buildings for categorization of Malay historic BIM library. International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies, 11 (2). pp. 1-17. ISSN 2228-9860 E-ISSN 1906-9642

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In Malaysia, Malay cultural architecture is becoming a popular topic since Malay architecture is believed to have unique characteristics, which would be beneficial if translated into Building Information Modelling (BIM) environment. However, a BIM library needs a localized system and categorization for its interface since a cultural heritage library should reflect their own original identity of architecture. From literature, it was found that the traditional design form in Malay architecture can be identified through several aspects that are inherent physical elements in the design which can be sorted into five distinct categories which are (i) Structural members (ii) Non-structural members (iii) Aesthetic and decorative elements (iv) Spatial composition and organization and (v) Material and construction technology. In order to develop a BIM library with cultural identity, this paper further the study on the characters of Malay architecture based on the spatial composition and organization aspect with respect to the theory of space and taxonomy. Spatial analysis on the layout of multiple historic Malay buildings consisting of palaces and a commoners’ house were conducted where the naming of areas within the building zones was identified and presented to propose a novel categorization structure for Malay Historic BIM library. This study proposed an approach on how to address the issue of developing a BIM library based on the cultural architecture characters.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 8794/76318
Uncontrolled Keywords: Historic Building; Information modelling; Malaysia historic BIM; Malay architecture;Cultural heritage; Spatial configurationanalysis; BIM library categorization
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA1 General > NA105 Preservation and restoration of architecture monument
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA190 History > Ancient architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2542.36 Sustainable architecture
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Quantity Surveying
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Prof Ir Maisarah Ali
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2020 16:35
Last Modified: 23 May 2023 08:57
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/76318

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