The traditional Malay house is one of the richest components of Malaysia’s cultural heritage. Designed and built by the villagers themselves, it manifests the creative and aesthetic skills of the Malays. This is a near-perfect house form which is appropriate to local climatic conditions. It expresses the way of life of its inhabitants. The house is well designed to suit the Malaysia’s weather. It is also designed for the multifunctional use of space and caters to the different needs of the users. It has an addition system which allows the house to be extended for the future due to the growing needs of the family.
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Malay traditional houses are built from timber which is easily get from tropical forest. It is also easily available from the tropical forest are bamboo, rattan and tree roots. Normally the houses have pitched roofs, verandah in front, high ceilings and lots of opening for ventilation purposes. These characteristics are particularly common in all Malay houses throughout the Peninsular Malaysia. The shapes and sizes differ from state to state depending on influences. Langkawi is in the state of Kedah. The architecture has been influenced by the Dutch. It is clearly translated in the shape of roofs structure which is similar to Dutch man hat.