Climatic design principles of traditional Malay architecture and its application into modern built forms : the potential and restriction / Idura Mohd Ghouse

Mohd Ghouse, Idura (2011) Climatic design principles of traditional Malay architecture and its application into modern built forms : the potential and restriction / Idura Mohd Ghouse. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA.

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Abstract

In the advent of Post Modernism Architecture in Malaysia, the Traditional Malay
Architecture is being forgotten and regarded as out-of-date and irrelevant. Not only
the forms, but the true essence of the building functions and design principles which
adapts to its climate and providing thermal comfort is no more being implemented
intensively in designing buildings. Thus, the main purpose of this study was to
investigate what are the potential and restriction of implementing the climatic design
principles element into Modern Built Form in general. The research was also intended
to find out what are the elements of Climatic Design Principles of Traditional Malay
Architecture therefore to further make clear of which element is the most potential and
which element is the less potential in the implementation. Through the findings,
researcher was enabled to make suggestions and recommendations on addressing the
restrictions and highlighting on the potentials.
Building case study and structured interview was used as the method for research.
Building case study was conducted on two buildings which are different in typology
but both are not from the Traditional Malay Architecture era to examine on how the
Climatic Design Principles of Traditional Malay Architecture is being implemented.
The structured interviews were carried out among experienced personnel in the built
environment (mostly with architecture background) to find out the positive and
negative responds towards the implementation of Climatic Design Principles of
Traditional Malay Architecture and their reasons for not doing so. The interviewees’
recommendations were also obtained from the interview which structured the
solutions.
It was discovered that as hard as it may seems, that the implementation of Climatic
Design Principles of Traditional Malay Architecture in Modern Built Form is not that
difficult. The implementation also found out to provide more convenience for a long
term and sustainable architecture since the environmental friendly and energy
efficiency is an important agenda in the built environment.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
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Mohd Ghouse, Idura
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Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > Architecture and state > Malaysia
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > Architectural drawing and design
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > Historic buildings > Malaysia
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying
Item ID: 2930
Uncontrolled Keywords: Post Modernism Architecture, traditional Malay architecture, climatic design principles
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/2930

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