Classification of Inheritance Shop Houses in George Town, Penang - UNESCO World Heritage Site

Mansor, Rozliani and Othuman Mydin, Md Azree and Md. Sani @ Abd. Rahim, Norazmawati and Roosli, Ruhizal and Hassan, Hasnanywati (2012) Classification of Inheritance Shop Houses in George Town, Penang - UNESCO World Heritage Site. Analele Universitatii "Eftimie Murgu" Resita Fascicola de Inginerie, XIX (1). pp. 137-145. ISSN 1453-7397

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    Abstract

    Shop house is an urban terrace house attribute of Asian towns from the 18th century which usually integrates a shop or business premise on the ground floor whilst the family dwells on the upper level, providing both ease and safety. The shop house might also be used entirely as dwelling quarters. Shop houses are constructed in rows and each row is arranged in blocks enclosed within a grid of main roads, back lanes and side roads. A shop house is usually two or three storeys high and is long and narrow, sharing a party wall with neighbours on either side. The Penang shop house is a ideal paradigm of a green building, using materials that are locally obtainable such as lime, clay stone and timber and suited to local geology and weather conditions. Shop houses also possessing architectural characteristics such as air vents and air-well that assist with natural ventilation and cooling. This paper will discuss categories and styles of the shop houses in historic city of George Town which can be divided into nine major groups.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > TH1-9745 Building construction
    Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Perumahan, Bangunan & Perancangan (School of Housing, Building & Planning) > Article
    Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
    Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2018 09:31
    Last Modified: 22 Jan 2018 09:31
    URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/38451

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