—Preservation of heritage building is one of the most
important aspects in preserving the cultural identity of a nation.
Therefore, the heritage buildings should be documented as it is
to conserve old buildings for the future generation. Due to the
current state of the heritage buildings and lack of funding many
heritage buildings has been left dilapidated. Reconstructing
buildings through digital media help to document and preserve
the building virtually at minimum cost. The study was
conducted on Bytul Anwar that has remained standing from
1912 until now and has undergone transition processes through
time. Bytul Anwar was one of the palaces designed by Raja
Harun Al-Rasyid who was the crown prince at that time. It is
located in the royal compound of Bukit Chandan in Kuala
Kangsar that consists of palaces and noble dwellings for the
royal family of Perak. This paper presents digital
reconstruction of Bytul Anwar and describes the morphology of
the buildings from 1912 to 2010. The reconstruction of the
heritage building is based on the following method; interviews,
field measurements and computer graphic simulation to
reconstruct the house in stages. The research has reconstructed
the building digitally to document the additions and renovations
including the changes in function of the palace through time.
The digital media provides a sound background for
documentation and further discussion in cultural heritage.
—Heritage building, digital reconstruction,
palace, architecture morphology.
The authors are with the Dept of Architecture, Kulliyyah of Architecture
and Environmental Design, International Islamic University of Malaysia
(e-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Noor Hanita Abdul Majid and Zuraini Denan, " Cultural Preservations through Digital Reconstruction of
Bytul Anwar, Kuala Kangsar, Perak, Malaysia," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 387-390, 2014.