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03 December 2021 / 28 Rabiul Akhir 1443


Book Topic :
The Traditional Malay House

Writter :
Wan Hashim Wan Teh & Abdul Halim Nasir


RM 20.00

Synopsis :

This book deals with the concept, structure and function of the traditional Malay house. It is an introduction to the architecture of the two basic types of traditional Malay house – the long-roofed and pyramidal-roofed house. A remarkable feature of these two types of house was that they were built without a single nail. They were also built in harmony with their natural environment. Although the traditional timber Malay house is being superseded by modern brick architecture, there is evidence of a return to and an appreciation of traditional architecture in contemporary buildings. The detailed illustrations, attractive photographs and simple text will serve as a good introduction to traditional Malay architecture. This book aims to contribute towards preserving this part of our national cultural heritage.

Last Updated: 28 March 2012