Preserving historical attributes in Kota Bharu Islamic City, Kelantan / Noradzsyiah Adzhar

Adzhar, Noradzsyiah (2021) Preserving historical attributes in Kota Bharu Islamic City, Kelantan / Noradzsyiah Adzhar. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


As an Islamic city, Kota Bharu represents a symbolic icon of the urban growth of the Kelantan Islamic State, around Malaysia. This study aims to provide a framework for new historical attributes planning methods that display greater reverence for the traditional vernacular landscape. In addition, this study also aims to discern the prospects for the future cultural environment of Kota Bharu Islamic city, drawing on the numerous historical factors using various methods in the evolution of the cultural aspects including observation, record analysis and evaluation of content, including literature review. In view of its distinctive contribution to the Malay heritage by defining the features, characteristics, history and their influences, the study of the Kelantan cultural attributes is especially significant. As a result, this study recognises the value of integrating the current heritage alongside contemporary architecture, as well as further study on the cultural environment of Kota Bharu. Optimistically, in the future, there will be better practises of historical qualities to consider the history, present and future prospects of the vernacular tradition and ensure that our practises of architecture, landscape and urbanism express their values. In addition, this research will investigate the approaches that have been used by Kota Bharu Municipal Council in creating the new heritage attributes, especially in the city centre. At the same time the process of creating the regional identity will be considered. Kota Bharu, as an Islamic city, represents a symbolic trademark to the urban development of the Islamic state of Kelantan.


Item Type: Student Project
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Adzhar, Noradzsyiah
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > History > Malaysia > Kelantan (Malaysia)
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > History > Malaysia
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > History
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak > Seri Iskandar Campus > Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying
Programme: Diploma in Town and Regional Planning
Keywords: Urban growth, Kelantan Islamic State, preserve
Date: 2021
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