Nonfiction. Asian & Asian American Studies. Architecture. The modernization of traditional houses in each country may be understood as a process by which various aspects of culture and architecture originating from China, India, European colonial countries and international style were assimilated into various forms and elements of traditional houses. In contemporary houses recently developed in Southeast Asian cities, influences of more nearby regions such as South Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore can easily be found. Even under such multicultural influences, Southeast Asian countries sought compromises and maintained each country's unique housing culture, resulting in the differentiation of each country's housing style. This book aims to find out the uniqueness of each Southeast Asian country's modern housing through the understanding of the modern housing typologies of each county produced by the process of modernization. Previous studies of Southeast Asia's urban housing were mostly on political, institutional, and economic issues, which can be said to be macro-issues. However, this book focuses on the forms of urban housing, which is rather a micro-issue, compared to previous studies.
Seo Ryeung Ju, Saari Bin Omar, Ismet Belgawan Harun, Pham Thuy Loan, Mark Anthony Mateo Morales, and Eggarin Anukulyudhathon. 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. Saari Omar is a practicing architect involved with urban mass housing in Kuala Lumpur and has served as member of the Board of Architects Malaysia since 2009. He is also an associate professor at City University of Malaysia. Ismet Belgawan Harun is a senior lecturer in housing and human settlement in the Bandung Institute of Technology's Department of Architecture in the School of Architecture Planning and Policy Development. His research includes housing typologies and land-related issues of housing development. Pham Thuy Loan is an associate professor and Deputy Director at the Vietnam National Institute of Architecture under Vietnam's Ministry of Construction. An author and editor, she is also an activist in sharing knowledge and promoting sustainable development in Vietnam. Mark Anthony Mateo Morales is an assistant professor at the University of the Philippines-School of Urban and Regional Planning. Dr. Morales' research is interested in the socio- spatial impacts of cultural development in cities, with emphasis for the poor and marginalized, as well as on transit-oriented developments. Morales is currently the director for Training and Extension Services of UP-SURP. Eggarin Anukulyudhathon is an associate professor in the Department of Architecture at Kasetsart University. He has been working in rural and environmental protection and development for 30 years.Author City: Seoul KOR