Re-discovering Malaysian Vernacular Architecture: Form, Tradition & Sustainability

Ariffin, Ahmad Najib and An, Mohd Zulhemlee (2021) Re-discovering Malaysian Vernacular Architecture: Form, Tradition & Sustainability. Discussion Paper. ICOMOS MALAYSIA, Malaysia, 20p. [Book] (Unpublished)

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Abstract (in English)

In our haste to embrace everything that is modern or progressive and which may appear convenient and advanced, we sometimes forget and discard previous knowledge or technologies and practices that were very suitable and sustainable to the circumstances of where we live. Although some old or traditional architectural practices may appear outdated, that is sometimes because we have also forgotten the overall wisdom that came with such traditions, yet the modern designs and technologies that replaced them have not fully solved present living problems, while even creating new unsustainable ones - increasing urban sprawl, increased air-conditioning use etc. This paper examines the virtues and values of traditional architectural designs and practices in the Malay Archipelago or the Nusantara, especially Malaysia, for modern reflection.

Item Type: Book (Discussion Paper)
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Ariffin, Ahmad Najib
nadge.my@gmail.com
An, Mohd Zulhemlee
zulhemlee@architectsADA.com
Languages: English
Keywords: cultural heritage sites; vernacular architecture; Malaysian vernacular architecture; craftsmanship; traditional techniques; Malaysian traditional houses; Malay Kampung House; Ar. Ahmad Najib Ariffin; nadge; Ar. Mohd Zulhemlee bin An; Malay Village
Subjects: C.ARCHITECTURE > 02. Building typologies
C.ARCHITECTURE > 03. Styles of architecture
C.ARCHITECTURE > 05. Building techniques
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 27. Vernacular architecture
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Vernacular heritage sites; Malaysia; Malaysian traditional houses
Number of Pages: 20
Depositing User: ICOMOS Malaysia
Date Deposited: 11 May 2021 10:52
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2021 09:54
URI: https://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/2475

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