Design Transformation based on Nature and Identity Formation in the Design of Landscape Elements

Authors

  • Zulkifli Muslim

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v1i1.215

Abstract

There is a lack of initiative from the designers to integrate the environmental resources in the material and design production of local urban landscape elements that reflects human culture and lifestyle. Based on criteria and principles of symbol design and transformation process, this paper describes the symbiotic relationship between local plants (flower) and designs of landscape elements. Using visual analysis, the researcher manipulated shapes and forms of local plant images in producing possible shapes and forms for a design of landscape element (lamp post). The results indicate that the design transformation is a systematic process that allows for variations in design without losing the core characteristics and identity of the basic elements of nature.

© 2016. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies, Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

Keywords: Design; transformation; nature; culture 

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Published

2016-06-26

How to Cite

Muslim, Z. (2016). Design Transformation based on Nature and Identity Formation in the Design of Landscape Elements. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 1(1), 189-196. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v1i1.215