The Malay House: Rationale and Change
by Wan Burhanuddin bin Wan Abidin
Department of Architecture
Massachussets Institute of Technology
The Malay House is defined and described in the Malaysian context. Underlying pronciples or rules that make up the house are derived from the analysis of its physical, spatial and functional elements, and the variations that these elements exhibit. The rules are tested in the reconstruction of the Malay hoise. Change based on hypothetical cases are then introduced to find out how the house would transform under these new sets of requirements.