Malaysia: Malay House

  title={Malaysia: Malay House},
  author={Doris Hooi Chyee Toe},
This chapter discusses the environmental value, in particular the indoor and outdoor living environment for thermal comfort, of a fine example of the Malaysian vernacular architecture – Malay house. Malaysia is located close to the equator with hot and humid conditions year-round at lowland areas. The Malay house is known as a well-ventilated detached building of elevated timber structure usually seen in the rural villages with many trees in its surroundings. The work presented here is based on… CONTINUE READING