An Architectural Characteristic and Local Conservation Study of a Malay Traditional House at Kampung Terusan, Kuala Pilah

Mior Zainal Abidin, Norhati Ibrahim, Mastor Surat

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Abstract

The house of Al-marhum Raja Kamarudin Raja Yaa'cob, estimated to be 160 years old, can still be seen standing and well-maintained even though it had been inherited for four generations. All its structural members which are pillars, beams, floor joists, wall plates, and rafters made of hard wood timber called 'Cengal Batu' by the locals, however the non-structural members which is wall panels, window panels, and floor boards are seen to be weakened by termites. Some part of the non-load bearing walls has been replaced to new and different type of timber thus making it less durable that of the structural timber. For the residence of Kampung Terusan, their individual land plot is divided by agricultural and residential plot. These relation of land and houses is the main factor why Kampung Terusan is densely populated in the days before public water and electrical supply had reach the village. Here, the sustainability of the area was analysed based on interviews and observations. Traditional houses in Negeri Sembilan are unique particularly on the roof shape and structure. It uses less rafters as the roof coverings are of light materials, are among factors studied and explained using redrawn drawings, interviews from architects and observations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012016
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Volume401
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Oct 2018
Event2nd International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering, ICACE 2018 - Batu Ferringhi, Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 9 May 201810 May 2018

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Timber
Conservation
Bearings (structural)
Roof coverings
Structural members
Roofs
Sustainable development
Wood
Water

Keywords

  • Conservation
  • Kuala Pilah,Sustainability
  • Malay Traditional House
  • Minangkabau house
  • Timber

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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An Architectural Characteristic and Local Conservation Study of a Malay Traditional House at Kampung Terusan, Kuala Pilah. / Zainal Abidin, Mior; Ibrahim, Norhati; Surat, Mastor.

In: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Vol. 401, No. 1, 012016, 02.10.2018.

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