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National identity & the architecture of malayan architect co-partnership

Mohd. Rasdi, Mohd. Tajuddin and Hussain, Nor Hayati (2006) National identity & the architecture of malayan architect co-partnership. In: International Conference on Construction Industry 2006, 2006, Universitas Bung Hatta, Indonesia.

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Abstract

The search and discourses on the Malaysian Architectural identity has led to the design of monuments such as the Parliament Building, the National Museum and the Putrajaya Prime Minister Office. The discourse of identity in architecture is a combination of architectural and political compromise. The early approaches in the late fifties and early sixties however, demonstrated universal and progressive interpretation of Malaysia as a democratic multi-ethnic country. It was a period with architectural freedom of experimentation free from fears of race and partisan politics. It is within this era that Malayan Architect Co-Partnership (MAC) was born. This paper, therefore, is a pioneering attempt to piece together the thoughts of this important era by documenting the existence of MAC by concentrating on significant project profiles that contains interpretation of modernist socialist-democratic idealism for Malaysia.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:architecture, national identity
Subjects:Unspecified
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:25302
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:14 May 2012 08:38
Last Modified:10 Jun 2014 03:48

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