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The Malay Women and Terrace Housing in Malaysia

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dc.contributor.advisor de Sylva, Shenuka Md Zohri, Farah 2011-04-27T01:53:09Z 2011-04-27T01:53:09Z 2010 2010 2010
dc.description.abstract Being of one of the major aboriginal groups in Malaysia, the Muslim Malay women differ socio culturally from women of other religious and cultural background. Malay women have particular spatial requirements especially within the domestic environment. However, these requirements are rarely considered when it comes to the design of modern urban living environments. Terrace housing is the dominant form of urban housing in Malaysia. Since the 1970s, it has catered to the mass housing needs of ‘rural-to-urban’ migrants. Associated with the lack of considerations for traditional, cultural and religious aspects, the design of terrace housing fails in terms of intimacy, privacy and safety for Malay women as well as environmental performance and adaptability. The traditional rural Malay houses evolved in response to the unique cultural needs of the Malay women and her family and offers solutions for contemporary urban housing for Malay families. As contextually appropriate housing solution, their spatial organization and construction system can inform how best to design for the occupants and the environment. The research studies the Malay women, traditional housing environments and the shortcomings of terrace housing. The thesis aim is to identify an architectural solution to the current issues in Malaysian terrace housing. The study proposes a flexible prefabricated construction method, modular screen-wall panelling and a timber flooring system as a design solution to the socio cultural and religious needs of the Malay women and her family. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.subject Malaysia en_NZ
dc.subject Malay women en_NZ
dc.subject Terrace housing en_NZ
dc.subject Traditional Malay house en_NZ
dc.title The Malay Women and Terrace Housing in Malaysia en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Architecture en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.marsden 310101 Architecture (Architecture and Urban Environment) en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.marsden 379901 Gender Specific Studies en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Awarded Research Masters Thesis en_NZ Architecture en_NZ Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ Master's en_NZ Master of Architecture (Professional) en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 129999 Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified en_NZ

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