An overview on the typology of shophouses’ façade at the heritage area in Ipoh City / Wan Nordiana Wan Ali, Nurul Huda Abdul Hadi and Noor Rizallinda Ishak

Wan Nordiana, Wan Ali and Nurul Huda, Abdul Hadi and Noor Rizallinda, Ishak (2015) An overview on the typology of shophouses’ façade at the heritage area in Ipoh City / Wan Nordiana Wan Ali, Nurul Huda Abdul Hadi and Noor Rizallinda Ishak. In: Proceedings of Postgraduate Conference on Global Green Issues (Go Green), 7-8 October 2015, Dewan Kuliah Al-Khawarizmi Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Perak.

Abstract

Ipoh is the capital of Perak and is located in the Northern part of Peninsular Malaysia. Ipoh was well- known for
being the largest tin producing region in the world during the early 1900s. The tin-mining activity led the Chinese
from Mainland China to migrate to this region. The presence of this community, which has a close relationship
with the British, influenced the trading activity and the architectural development of Ipoh which is now referred to
as the heritage area of Ipoh. The heritage area of Ipoh City consists of the core zone and buffer zone and has been
gazetted on the 18th of December 2014 due to provision of Town and Country Planning Act (Act 172). The
architectural asset of the heritage area of Ipoh is the uniqueness of shophouses that reflects the variety of colonial styles and the glory of the tin mining industry during that era. Therefore, this research is carried out to identify the typology of the building façade at the heritage area of Ipoh City. A pilot survey had been conducted to collect the primary data and supported by reports, government publications, textbooks, journals, interview sessions and others. The finding shows that there are six architectural styles of heritage building façade that were categorized by referring to the characteristics and elements identified. As a conclusion, this research may create awareness among the public and relevant parties on the significance of preserving the heritage building for future generation.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Creators:
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Wan Nordiana, Wan Ali
wanno878@perak.uitm.edu.my
Nurul Huda, Abdul Hadi
UNSPECIFIED
Noor Rizallinda, Ishak
UNSPECIFIED
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > Architecture, Colonial
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > Special classes of buildings > Shophouses
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > Historic buildings
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying > Conservation and restoration
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak > Seri Iskandar Campus
Event Title: Proceedings of Postgraduate Conference on Global Green Issues (Go Green)
Event Dates: 7-8 October 2015
Page Range: pp. 38-44
Keywords: Heritage buildings, shophouses, façade, styles, typology
Date: 2015
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/33225
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