This book deals with the concept, structure and function of the traditional Malay house. It is an introduction to the architecture of the two basic types of traditional Malay house--the long-roofed and pyramidal-roofed house. A remarkable feature of these two types of house was that they were built without a single nail. They were built in harmony with their natural environment.
Although the traditional timber Malay house is being superseded by modern brick architecture, there is evidence of a return to and an appreciation of traditional architecture in contemporary buildings.
The detailed illustrations, attractive photographs and simple text will serve as a good introduction to traditional Malay architecture. This book will contribute towards preserving this part of the national cultural heritage.
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Book Description Fajar Bakti, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Minor sun damage to top of dust-jacket, otherwise very good. See photos for more details. Bookseller Inventory # 8283
Book Description Fajar Bakti 01/01/1996, 1996. Book Condition: Very Good. Rebound in leather. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 025459-5