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"Professional Architect lives almost by faith. When called upon he can do the job without fear or favour. He possesses aspecialized skill and lives by a code of ethics cloaked in honour andintegrity. He is expected to speak his mind and give his views. Whenfaced with absolute wrong, he can resolutely disagree and walk away." quote from THE PROFESSIONAL MAN by Ar Dr Tan Loke Mun PRESIDENT PAM

Tuesday, 29 May 2007


History of Architecture
Diploma Architecture 08- back in May 2001


The architecture of traditional Malay house is of unique and distinct quality. It has its own distinct history, which should not be taken for granted. This unique architectural heritage should be restored and appreciated. This is of great necessity one civilized nation can only be acknowledge via the characteristics exhibited through one’s own unique style of architecture.

The Malaysian architectural heritage is deemed as one of the unique collection of robust architecture, which do not exist for the sake of existence but also function as a projection of the diversified yet unified the Malaysian culture.

Realizing the importance for these architectural heritage to live the ‘north life’ of today’s machine age built environment, there fore some forms of continuous yet effective measures need to be taken. One of the initiatives taken by Universiti Teknologi Mara ( UiTM ) is
to develop a study termed as Measured Drawing as a portion that make up the course
History of Architecture.

  • To document the details of selected of the study subject via proper field study methodology.

  • To study the selected building in relation to its cultural, social and physical context.

  • To produced detailed measured drawings of selected subject via analysis of information and other related study for restoration purposes.

  • To adapt the proper measuring technique and to obtain the level best accuracy.

  • To established the pattern of relationship between man, natural environment and man-made environment.

The group members are grateful to the following for their contribution during the preparation of this Measured Drawings Project which was held in Kota Kuala Muda, Kedah.

1. En. Abu Bakar bin Hj. Ahmad and family
- brother to En. Ibrahim; the owner of the house.

2. En. Kamaruddin bin Zakaria
- Director of Archaeology Malaysia, Department of Museum and Antiquity

3. Zatul Najahah @ Najihah Alwi
- One of the officer at the historical site

4. En. Amran bin Abdul Rahman and his wife Puan Nakiah Md. Amin
- for the guidance and support given in preparing this project

5. The villagers of Kampung Permatang Pelumpang, Kota Kuala Muda, Kedah
- for their co-operations

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