Nonfiction. Asian & Asian American Studies. Architecture. Southeast Asian architecture tends to be generalized under one umbrella due to the countries' common geographical, climatic, and historical context. However, Southeast Asian countries are dissimilar due to their ethnic and religious differences, which led to each country's own subtle characteristics in housing. In order to identify the commonality and diversity among Southeast Asian architecture, details of the architectural forms have to be carefully analyzed. This book begins with an introductory section about housing culture in Southeast Asia as a whole and then examines the traditional houses of five countries in more detail. Each chapter contains a brief summary of a Southeast Asian country's history and culture and an introduction to the general characteristics and major types of traditional houses of the country. This is followed by a detailed explanation on the form and significance of one of the country's major types of housing. The authors also explain how traditional houses are being modernized, offering a glimpse at the future of traditional housing in each country.
Seo Ryeung Ju, Himasari Hanan, Syed Iskandar Ariffin, Wandee Pinijvarasin, Var Morin, Hoang Manh Nguyen, and Min Kyoung Kim. Seo Ryeung Ju is a professor in the Department of Housing and Interior Design at Kyung Hee University. She has focused on researching the traditional culture of housing and housing design of new towns in Southeast Asia since 2009, and has published a number of articles about Malaysian and Indonesian houses. She established the Asian Research Center for Housing as an anchor of the Asian Housing Education & Research Network. Himasari Hanan is an associate professor in the Department of Architecture of Institut Teknologi Bandung. She has been engaged with research on vernacular architecture since 2008. Syed Iskandar Ariffin is an associate professor in the Department of Architecture at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He authored Architectural Conservation in Islam (2005), exploring conservation philosophy and practices from Islamic perspectives. Wandee Pinijvarasin is an architect working as a lecturer and researcher in Architecture at Kasetsart University, with interests in vernacular architecture study. Since 2004, she has conducted various research and design projects in Thailand. Var Morin is a lecturer of the history of Khmer architecture and architectural conservation at the Royal University of Fine Arts and at other private universities across Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Hoang Manh Nguyen is an associate professor of the Department of Architecture at Hanoi Architectural University in Vietnam. He has focused on research about vernacular housing and housing development, heritage and urban conservation, and environmental architecture. Min Kyoung Kim is a part-time lecturer at Kyung Hee University and Seowon University in Korea. She has focused on studying the modernization of vernacular houses in Southeast Asian countries.Author City: Seoul KOR