Mosques in Island Southeast Asia (15th - 20th Century)


  • Harlina Md. Sharif



The primary objective of this study is to highlight factors causing transformations on the mosque’s form and functions, through critical analysis on the mosque’s physical attributes. The mosques are selected from various important port cities of the region, spanning from the 15th to the 20th century. The research adopts analytical and generative typological method in conducting comparative study between the data retrieved from the selected mosques and the data acquired from the analysis on the Prophet’s Mosque archetype. As every typological study must be based on a certain ‘ideal type,’ the Prophet’s Mosque serves as a controlling factor in determining the level of changes made to the models under study. From this aspect, the level of changes (i.e. variations to the ideal type, which is the Prophet’s Mosque) occurring in the mosque samples can be recorded and evaluated in order to seek explanations for the emergence of distinctive patterns or lack thereof.




How to Cite

Harlina Md. Sharif. (2020). Mosques in Island Southeast Asia (15th - 20th Century) . Journal of Architecture, Planning and Construction Management (JAPCM), 4(2).