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Historical development of administration architecture in Malaysia (15th-21st century)

Bava Mohidin, Hazrina and Ismail, Alice Sabrina (2014) Historical development of administration architecture in Malaysia (15th-21st century). 8th International Symposium of the Digital Earth (ISDE8), 18 (1). ISSN 1755-1315


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/18/1/012089


The main purpose of this paper is to document the development of the state administration building in Malaysia before and after the independence era, in relation to the evolutionary period of Malaysia`s political, social and economic history. Multiple case study approach [19] is applied by referring to six prominent case studies to represent state administrative buildings from various phases of Malaysian history beginning from 14th century to 21st century as exemplar. Since this paper formulates new ways to approach and describes state administrative building design and factors that influence them, it uses interpretivism paradigm and (semiotics) as methodological approach to study the relationship between the building design and contextual elements. This paper, therefore, offers new insights, which not only add to knowledge in this field by widening and strengthening the understanding of state administrative architecture in Malaysia, but also are valuable for range of associated fields including architectural semiotics and non verbal communication. This is because this paper reveals deep understandings of the built form and material environment operating as a sign in a cultural and social context.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:building design, contextual elements, historical development, methodological approach
Subjects:T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:53042
Deposited By: Siti Nor Hashidah Zakaria
Deposited On:01 Feb 2016 03:52
Last Modified:19 Jul 2018 07:23

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