The typological rule system of malay houses in Peninsula Malaysia

Chen, Yao-Ru and Syed Ariffin, Syed Ahmad Iskandar and Wang, Ming-Hung (2008) The typological rule system of malay houses in Peninsula Malaysia. Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering, 7 (2). pp. 247-254. ISSN 1346-7581

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The Malay house is distinctive by its composition of several buildings clustered with respect to its main unit. This study attempts to explore the formation rules of this type and its variations from both a spatial and construction point of view. More than 200 houses in the nine states of Peninsula Malaysia are examined and divided into five groups for detailed analysis and comparison. All Malay houses under study can be produced by five sets of rules and their sub-rules, which act as a descriptive language as well as a generating mechanism. The rule system is organized in three layers that can account for the transformations of local styles in Peninsula Malaysia, which may reveal stimulating information regarding the evolutionary relations among Malay house types.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malay house; Peninsula malaysia; Rule system; Typological rule
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculty of Built Environment > Architecture
Depositing User: FAB IR Admin
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2014 02:34
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2014 02:34

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