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


  • Zulkifli Muslim Dept. of Industrial Design, Faculty of Design and Architecture, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang 43400, Selangor Malaysia



Design, Transformation, Nature, Culture


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.


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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.