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Patterns of physical form of a Malay-rooted Urbanism in historical Melaka

Ibrahim, Illyani and Jahn Kassim, Puteri Shireen and Abdullah, Alias (2020) Patterns of physical form of a Malay-rooted Urbanism in historical Melaka. DISEGNARECON, 13 (25). pp. 1-13. ISSN 1828-5961

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This study discusses urbanism in pre-colonial Melaka city, focusing on pre-colonial Melaka city during the Malay Sultanate of Melaka. This study aims to i) explore the urbanism of the pre-colonial Melaka, and ii) study the matrix analysis of pre-colonial Melaka. Data was gathered through secondary data content analysis drawn from previous works such as documented textual analyses and lithographs. The results demonstrate that pre-colonial Melaka urbanism is characterised by sustainable traditional urban forms such as palatial fort, mosques, market, settlements, and padang. Furthermore, the close proximity from the palace to the estuary and bridge reflects the idea that a palace serves as a defence building, centre of administration, and royal residence. Observations of pre-colonial Melaka urbanism shows a degree of city planning, reflecting that sustainable and natural growth is embedded in the Melaka Sultanate era.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: pre-colonial Melaka; Malay Peninsula; urbanism; physical form; planning
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2599 Architectural criticism
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: 29 Jan 2021 11:41
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2021 11:41
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/88069

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