The Morphological Transformation of Public Place in Historic Town of Melaka

Said, Ismail and Harun, Nor Zalina (2010) The Morphological Transformation of Public Place in Historic Town of Melaka. In: South-east Asia Technical University Consortium 4, 25th-26th February 2010, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo.


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The research presented in this paper traces the morphological development of an important public place known locally as padang: a huge green open space in the heart of many historic cities in Malaysia. This paper review on the significances and morphological changes of padang in Melaka town, one of the UNESCO awarded historic town. Through the mapping of the physical changes, by extracting information from historical maps and photographs the study reveals that the padang and its surrounding area convey various architectural categories of meanings which lead to the image formation of Melaka historic city. This study also implies that the urban form of the study area had undergone numerous developmental changes which finally witnessed the eviction the original padang. In response to these concerns the need for preserving a stable framework of open and valued public spaces within the historical city should become important concerns in town planning and urban design practices.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Morphology, Melaka, padang, changes and development
Divisions: Faculty of Built Environment > Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: FAB IR Admin
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2013 05:47
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2013 05:47

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