Malay Architectural Heritage on Timber Construction Technique of the Traditional Kampung Laut Old Mosque, Malaysia

Ahmad Sanusi Hassan, Mohd Syafik Ahmad Nawawi


This study discusses timber construction on the historic Malay traditional Kampung Laut Old Mosque (KLOM) in relation to cultural factors. The discussion starts with a brief history of the KLOM, building construction technique, design elements and building materials. This mosque is believed the oldest surviving timber mosque construction in Malaysia as well as one of the oldest in South East Asia. The methodology applies research inventory of the building construction elements. The construction elements resemble the richness timber building design which concerns to the local culture, spiritual perspectives and climatic approach portraying the regional identity of the built environment.

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Asian Social Science   ISSN 1911-2017 (Print)   ISSN 1911-2025 (Online)

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