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Identifying the parameters of the Malay classical architecture

Raja Abdul Kadir, Tengku Anis Qarihah and Jahn Kassim, Puteri Shireen and Abdul Latip, Nurul Syala and Md. Shariff, Harlina (2020) Identifying the parameters of the Malay classical architecture. Planning Malaysia, 18 (2). pp. 59-72. ISSN 1675-6215 E-ISSN 0128-0945

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Abstract

As modernization and urbanization grow, there has been a rising interest in townships with historical elements in their urban landscape. The identification and classification of Malay architectural language are crucial to architects seeking to instill history and culture into the new design. The paper traced the characterizations of classicality in Malay architecture through a thorough study of palaces and aristocrat buildings in Malaysia. Morphological analysis of 50 case studies was mapped but only six palaces from different sites and eras were marked as samples in this paper. The focus of the study not only on their origins, typology, history, and stylistic characters but also on the proportions and elemental attributes of the frontal façade. These case studies were selected as sentinels or samples of successive evolutionary phases in classical Malay architecture which had a huge gap and carried different historical evolutions. It was argued that while the earlier palaces reflected all Malay style attributes, the later expression reflected the cultural pressure of globalization via colonialism diffused from colonial institutions. The study extracted the five parameters of the Malay classical architecture, whereby it was found that even under such pressure, certain features were still maintained to root the identity of the Malays and later developed as new city urbanscape.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2521/80469
Uncontrolled Keywords: Classical Malay, Malay Identity, Malay architectural language
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA1 General > NA105 Preservation and restoration of architecture monument
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 Applied Arts and Design
Depositing User: Dr puteri shireen jahnkassim
Date Deposited: 14 May 2020 13:35
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2021 00:40
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/80469

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