Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Greek,Egypt and Roman Cultural Influence In Malaysia

St George Church in Penang

The picture shown above is St George Church in Penang and it is the oldest Anglican church in Penang. Besides that, it is a Greek design architecture. Greek elements were added in this building might because of during that period we were colonized by the west, so the design style of building also got influenced. As can be seen from the column, the top part of the column is flat and simple which also likely to be seen as the doric column of the Greek. The purpose of putting doric column design In it might because of the upper part of the building is more floral design and tectile texture applied and the bottom part tend to be more plain to balance up the overall design. 

National Stadium in Bukit Jalil
The picture shown above is the National Stadium of Malaysia and below is the Panathenaic Stadium in Greence. The specialty of Panathenaic stadium is the ancient model of athletics tracks that looks much like a hairpin. National stadium of Malaysia added this hairpin element into it might because of during that time the designer of the stadium influenced by the art culture of Greek and also the effectiveness of the design. The purpose of added this element into the design might because of the capability of the design to occupied people is higher and it is standardized for the athletics design. In Greek, the Panathenaic stadium meaning ‘stadium of all the Athenians’ some people also call it Olympic stadium. Hence, Malaysia had made it because our National stadium is the best stadium in our country and the stadium is now used for a variety of events, and it also being one of the venues for the AFC Asian Cup.

National Museum of Malaysia

The picture shown above is the National Museum of Malaysia. The mural of the building is chronologically documents the significant events of Malay history, including the eminent Malacca Malay Sultanate, colonization and the independence of Malaysia in 1957. In Egypt art culture, they like to paint their historical event or activities on the wall in horizontal way to show a flow of the process. National museum’s concept is similar with the Egypt culture which painted the historical activities on the wall. The purpose of applying this element into the design because by doing this we able to express or show our culture to the public more effectively.

 SEGI University Kota Damansara
The picture shown above is the SEGI University in Kota Damansara. The new flagship campus boasts a unique architecture, inspired by colonial and roman designs. As in the picture, we can see several types of column in there, the column in the middle likely to be seen as the roman ionic column because there is a pair of scroll design on the top part of the column and we can see there are many doric column beside there. The purpose of using these design make any space more beautiful and unique. They can be made in various sizes, fitting anything from a small interior hallway to a large exterior portico or outside stoop. Columns add not only magnificence but also architectural and stylistic strength to a home or building, which help it to last longer and usually increasing the property value of the building.

Shah Alam Arch

The picture shown above is the arch of Shah Alam. The arch has been found during Mesopotamia period, and roman often use it in their architecture design and arch is a curved structure that is usually made of stone, brick, concrete, or more. The arch also could symbolize an entrance to a place or boarder of a certain area. The purpose they build arch is also to support small structures, such as storerooms, and people often used columns to support the roof. This design limited the size and scope of a building. As a result, builders could not construct extremely large palaces or government building.As can be seen in the picture below, the shape is likely to be the same. 

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