A Preliminary Study on the Construction Systems of House Types in Timor-Leste (East Timor)

Yao, Ru Chen and C.P., Pan and Lim, Yaik Wah and M.Y., Ng and Wan, Wen Huang (2014) A Preliminary Study on the Construction Systems of House Types in Timor-Leste (East Timor). In: Vernacular Heritage and Earthen Architecture. CRC Press, pp. 283-288. ISBN 978-1-138-00083-4

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Abstract

Timor Island is situated in the southeast end of Southeast Asia. On May 2012, a field survey team was launched into Timor-Leste (East Timor) for measuring and studying the construction systems of house types. This field survey visited eleven ethnic groups, 50 cases, and measured 17 houses. Following the 3D-modelling, the study on construction systems of each house type includes three steps: 1) Deconstructing the 3D-model; 2) Rebuilding the construction procedure; 3) Coding the construction elements and comparing each studied house construction system. The study preliminarily concludes that archetype of stilts house has two basic forms of construction system in Timor-Leste, of Papuan Language’s people and of Austronesian Language’s people. These two basic construction systems respectively own their specific construction rules, and generate derived forms of construction systems in various ethnic groups. Archetype, basic form and derived forms construct the theoretical model of this study.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculty of Built Environment > Architecture
Depositing User: FAB IR Admin
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2015 06:04
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2015 06:04
URI: http://epublication.fab.utm.my/id/eprint/559

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