TABLE OF CONTENT
CONCEPT OF MODULARITY 3
TRADITIONAL MALAY HOUSE 4
ADDITION AND MUPLICATION OF MALAY HOUSE 7
MODULAR COMPONENT-PHYSICAL ELEMENT 8
Traditional Malay House in Malaysia is slowly becoming extinct. It is very rare a new traditional Malay house being built throughout the country for normal living purposes other than for ceremonial or heritage exhibition purposes. Culture and tradition is an identity to a society that needs to be preserved for future generation. Preserve is not untouchable. Everything that live will go through an evolutionary process and TMH is not excluded. TMH has got many good aspects, technically, socially and environmentally that need to be explored and adopted in the modern contemporary built environment.
Some passionate fellow to pave the way for the uncertain future of TMH has made much implicit information on TMH. Researches on the aspects of theory, beliefs, spiritual and cultural parts of TMH were quiet abandoned. On the other hand, technical aspects of TMH were rarely studied. It was the intentioned of the author to study on the aspects of construction innovation of the TMH and what can be learnt for future application of the concept of modularity that has existed in TMH for very long time. Prefabricated nature of TMH will only require a right ingredient and proper management practice to give TMH a chance for modernizations and industrialization.
CONCEPT OF MODULARITY
What is modularity? According to the Readers Digest Word Power Dictionary, a module is a unit that forms part of something bigger, or one of a set of separate parts or units that can be joined together to make a machine, a piece of furniture, a building, etc. And modular is of something, machines or buildings, consisting of separate parts or units that can be joined together (Anne Wevell,...