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An information model for the traditional long-roof typed malay houses

Embi, Mohamed Rashid and Said, Suzana (2008) An information model for the traditional long-roof typed malay houses. Jurnal Alam Bina, 12 (3). pp. 19-54. ISSN 1511-1369


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An information model has been developed for the study of traditional Malay houses (TMH) of the bumbung panjang type that is capable of being implemented in a computing environment. The information model consists of interpretive and generative sub-systems. The interpretive sub-system utilizes the formal approach of shape grammar in the analysis of the forms and spaces of the TMH while the generative sub-system utilizes the construction knowledge of the TMH to create the shapes of the TMH. This information model is implemented in a scene-graph modeling package which allow the users to modify design parameters such as type of spaces and length of timbers to either recreate an existing TMH or create a new TMH. The prototype implementation of the information model is currently limited to the timber-frame structure of the TMH.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:traditional Malay houses (TMH), scene-graph modeling package
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:8268
Deposited By: Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:14 Apr 2009 02:50
Last Modified:27 Jul 2010 07:28

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