The Architectural Heritage of Negeri Sembilan is a unique exposure of traditional Negeri Sembilan architectural heritage untouched by any colonial influence. The various houses shown in finely drawn plans, elevations and sections reveal the intricate nature of timber construction as well as the characteristics of spaces held by the Malay society of old. The colourful lives of the occupants are revealed in the different ways spaces and building form was impacted by the expert hands of the craftsmen. nowhere else can any state claim to have such a distinctive architecture as the series of documentation thus presented in the illustrations of this book.
About the Author
Prof. Dr. Mohamad Tajuddin bin Mohamad Rasdi is a senior lecturer at the department of Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment at the Technology University of Malaysia, Johor. He reads his Bachelors in Architectural Studies and Master of Architecture at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee in 1984 and 1986 respectively. In 1996, he was conferred a Doctorate in Architecture from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He specialises in theory and history of architecture with emphasis on the ideas of Islamic Architecture from the perspectives of the Prophet Muhammad Sunnah (traditions) and the framework of early western modernist thoughts. He has published many books and articles on the subject of mosque designs and community curriculum, and has given many lectures to religious leaders, academics and general public. He has written many books (40 published books), articles and popular pieces to educate the Malaysian public. Dr. M. Tajuddin has written and given many interviews to local television networks RTM1 and TV3, newspapers such as Utusan Malaysia, The Star, New Straits Time and Sin Chew Jit Poh. He was a columnist for ‘Architecture Inside Out’ for the mainstream newspaper The Star for 4 years.