Monumentalising the Vernacular: Criticality, Culture and Identity of the City



In later years, cultural references were evoked by transposing certain vernacular type-forms onto existing modern forms. Malay roof forms adorned low-rise entrance podiums and were attached to the mainly Modernist blocks, some of which remained in the ubiquitous International style. At times the overall form and design were directly derived from traditional Malay architecture.


Roof Form United Malays National Organization (UMNO) Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) Malay House 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Architecture, Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental DesignInternational Islamic University MalaysiaKuala LumpurMalaysia
  2. 2.International Islamic University MalaysiaKuala LumpurMalaysia

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