Character of Traditional Street

An Overview of Physical Components Associated with Building, Landscape and Street Pattern in Royal Town

Wan Norisma Wan Ismail, Nor Haslina Ja`Afar, Fadli Arabi, Elina Mohd Husini

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Streets are the most ubiquitous public spaces, serving a multitude of functions which tied to an extremely narrow range of historical, geographical and cultural settings. Streets record and determine the history of city form, more than any other element of the urban infrastructure. It has attributors in making it a successful street with its own unique identity. However, in the present situation these attributes are almost eroded by the uncontrolled development and modernity. Streets in Malaysia's royal town are no exception from this issue. This paper attempts to review the attributes of the physical components in contributing to street character of Kuala Kangsar, the royal town of Perak, Malaysia. The study covers a thorough literature review of physical components and its elements to determine the most important components captured. From this in-depth review, the study managed to identify three prominent physical components which strongly influenced the physical character of street in royal town. The study reveals that building, landscape and street pattern are the most extrusive components among others. These physical components will create physical qualities such as attractiveness, visibility, permeability, legibility, human scale and safety in creating street characters that symbolize the historical and cultural context. Therefore, establishing these attributes help to preserve the unique and invaluable historical heritage that has become the identity of the place.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012019
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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Character of Traditional Street : An Overview of Physical Components Associated with Building, Landscape and Street Pattern in Royal Town. / Wan Ismail, Wan Norisma; Ja`Afar, Nor Haslina; Arabi, Fadli; Husini, Elina Mohd.

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