Bridge and Box: A Typological Study on the Construction Systems of Malay Houses in the Malay Peninsula

@article{Chen2015BridgeAB,
  title={Bridge and Box: A Typological Study on the Construction Systems of Malay Houses in the Malay Peninsula},
  author={Yao-Ru Chen and Syed Iskandar Ariffin and Ming Wang},
  journal={Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering},
  year={2015},
  volume={14},
  pages={225 - 232}
}
Malay houses have a great variation in construction systems despite their consistencies. With the coding method shown in this study, construction elements and their relations are presented in both words and symbols. In this study there are 95 house cases that have been coded and studied according to their construction processes. The study shows that the construction systems of Malay houses are composed of the house and its encroachment, and each house is composed of supports and a roof. The two… Expand
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