Review on the community centre design in Malaysia: Problems of object centre discourse and failure to address cultural context in modern community in Malaysia

Nangkula Utaberta, Nurhananie Spalie, Nik Syazwan Nik Nik Syazwan

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Abstract

Malaysia is one of the classic examples of a multi-ethnic society. The country is proud of its multiracial culture which makes it a model for other countries. The ubiquitous community hall in the Malaysian landscape, as it stands now, has long passed its time of usefulness. These halls are labelled with names like dewan serbaguna, dewan orang ramai or even balai raya. But as it stands today, the community hall in our midst is nothing more than a large empty space used for games like badminton or ping pong and the occasional event. The changing modern Malaysian society demands more of this simple out-dated facility; there must be a place for the various ethnic groups to meet and fulfil modern needs such as family days, health checks, child's play, music lessons and many more important uses. This paper examines how such spaces can be redesigned to make them truly relevant to today's Malaysian Community.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Trends in Social and Behaviour Sciences - Proceedings of the 2nd International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences 2013, ICIBSoS 2013
PublisherTaylor and Francis - Balkema
Pages95-100
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781138001213
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Science, ICIBSoS 2013 - Jakarta
Duration: 4 Nov 20135 Nov 2013

Other

Other2nd International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Science, ICIBSoS 2013
CityJakarta
Period4/11/135/11/13

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Keywords

  • Community centre design
  • Local context
  • Modern community

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science

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Utaberta, N., Spalie, N., & Nik Syazwan, N. S. N. (2014). Review on the community centre design in Malaysia: Problems of object centre discourse and failure to address cultural context in modern community in Malaysia. In Recent Trends in Social and Behaviour Sciences - Proceedings of the 2nd International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences 2013, ICIBSoS 2013 (pp. 95-100). Taylor and Francis - Balkema.

Review on the community centre design in Malaysia : Problems of object centre discourse and failure to address cultural context in modern community in Malaysia. / Utaberta, Nangkula; Spalie, Nurhananie; Nik Syazwan, Nik Syazwan Nik.

Recent Trends in Social and Behaviour Sciences - Proceedings of the 2nd International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences 2013, ICIBSoS 2013. Taylor and Francis - Balkema, 2014. p. 95-100.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Utaberta, N, Spalie, N & Nik Syazwan, NSN 2014, Review on the community centre design in Malaysia: Problems of object centre discourse and failure to address cultural context in modern community in Malaysia. in Recent Trends in Social and Behaviour Sciences - Proceedings of the 2nd International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences 2013, ICIBSoS 2013. Taylor and Francis - Balkema, pp. 95-100, 2nd International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Science, ICIBSoS 2013, Jakarta, 4/11/13.
Utaberta N, Spalie N, Nik Syazwan NSN. Review on the community centre design in Malaysia: Problems of object centre discourse and failure to address cultural context in modern community in Malaysia. In Recent Trends in Social and Behaviour Sciences - Proceedings of the 2nd International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences 2013, ICIBSoS 2013. Taylor and Francis - Balkema. 2014. p. 95-100
Utaberta, Nangkula ; Spalie, Nurhananie ; Nik Syazwan, Nik Syazwan Nik. / Review on the community centre design in Malaysia : Problems of object centre discourse and failure to address cultural context in modern community in Malaysia. Recent Trends in Social and Behaviour Sciences - Proceedings of the 2nd International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences 2013, ICIBSoS 2013. Taylor and Francis - Balkema, 2014. pp. 95-100
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