Malay abstractions of ecological patterns into geometricised expressions in palatial architecture and the applied arts / Nurhaya Baniyamin...[et al.]

Baniyamin, Nurhaya and Jasmani, Ismail and Jahn Kassim, Puteri Nemie and Samsuddin, Abu Dzar (2019) Malay abstractions of ecological patterns into geometricised expressions in palatial architecture and the applied arts / Nurhaya Baniyamin...[et al.]. In: e-proceedings Design Decoded 2019, 19 / 20 June 2019, Mangrove Tourism Complex, Sungai Merbok 08000 Sungai Petani, Kedah.

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Abstract

Malay ornamental traditions are more generally known for their curved, expressive and convoluted patterns, emerging
from the traditions of woodcarvers and artisans in bserving ecological forms, rather than geometric or gridded patterns. Typically, observed flora and fauna are developed into curvatures and ornate forms and translated into panels and ‘papan larik’ in vernacular, including palatial, architecture. This paper highlights a lesser known tradition in Malay architectural decorative traditions in which such ecological forms are abstracted into more geometrized elements, either due to the modularity needed for insertion as architectural elements, using techniques such as weaving, or modern techniques encountered by craftsmen and builders; such as metallurgy. The paper highlights five examples in the palaces of Kedah, Perak, Kelantan, Terengganu and Selangor, and examples of geometricized elements are also observed in applied arts. These highlights the essence of the Malay culture and civilization have aresource in both organic and geometric patterns evolvement which reflect a form of rationality and simplified geometric form, which had arisen from more traditional patterns such as weaving and paneling. The findings of the paper contribute to the availability of the range of expressions in Malay traditions in more modular design and format available for regional and localized identity in present modern buildings and developments.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Baniyamin, Nurhaya
nurhaya@iium.edu.my
Jasmani, Ismail
ismailj@iium.edu.my
Jahn Kassim, Puteri Nemie
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Samsuddin, Abu Dzar
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Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > Architectural drawing and design
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kedah > Sg Petani Campus > Faculty of Art and Design
Event Title: e-proceedings Design Decoded 2019
Event Dates: 19 / 20 June 2019
Page Range: pp. 81-94
Item ID: 34130
Uncontrolled Keywords: abstraction; vernacular ornamentation, contextualisation; modern vernacular; aristocratic design; geometric motif
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/34130

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