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Frank Llyod Wright’s ideology towards the formation of national architectural identity in Malaysia

Ismail, Alice Sabrina and Mohd. Rasdi, Mohd. Tajudin (2009) Frank Llyod Wright’s ideology towards the formation of national architectural identity in Malaysia. Jurnal Alam Bina, 15 (1). pp. 36-52. ISSN 1511-1369

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The formation of a national identity is the core for the social, politic and economic development of a multiracial country like Malaysia. However, very little is known regarding the characteristics of architecture with a national identity since very few studies have been done. This paper is written in order to analyze the problem regarding the identity of national architecture in Malaysia and to present the results of architectural principles, which characterize the national spirit. The above problems may be solved by referring to the great master builder Frank Lloyd Wright whose philosophy is relevant with the aspiration of the masses, concerned with human values and emphasizes social culture in each of his design. Wright’s ideology and principle mentioned in this literature study consists of the understanding of ornamental elements, the usage of materials, local expression and style compositions and the designing of space articulation and form with regional appearance. All of the above may be reckoned as a guideline in order to create architecture with a national identity

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:architectural identity, Malaysia, national identity, Frank Lloyd Wright, architectural design
Subjects:N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:7010
Deposited By: Dr Abd Rahim Abu Bakar
Deposited On:15 Dec 2008 15:54
Last Modified:28 Sep 2010 17:51

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