A study on changing of Minangkabau houses from Sumatra to Malay Peninsula

Teow Ngak Ng, Hsien-Te Lin

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Abstract

Minangkabau house is one of the most particular houses in Southeast Asia. The uplifted rooftop as the shape of buffalo horns, and large-scale single pile house are its main features. From the 17 th to 18 th century, Minangkabau people in Indonesia migrated massively from the Pagarruyung area of Sumatra to the state of Sembilan on Malay Peninsula. They brought with them the system of a matrilineal society (Adat pepatih), but there was not a complete transplantation of their particular house. This research conducts field investigations on Minangkabau houses in there two areas and analyzes the reasons of the change and major influential factors. The results show how Minangkabau houses transfer from large single pile house into extended small grouped pile houses, which has become another kind of vernacular houses in Malay Peninsula.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Building Materials and Structural Engineering
Pages565-570
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Mar 1
Event2012 International Conference on Building Materials and Structural Engineering, BMSE2012 - Wuhan, China
Duration: 2012 Mar 192012 Mar 20

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume461
ISSN (Print)1022-6680

Other

Other2012 International Conference on Building Materials and Structural Engineering, BMSE2012
CountryChina
CityWuhan
Period12-03-1912-03-20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Ng, T. N., & Lin, H-T. (2012). A study on changing of Minangkabau houses from Sumatra to Malay Peninsula. In Advanced Building Materials and Structural Engineering (pp. 565-570). (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 461). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.461.565