The Development of Typology Matrixes on Design Patterns Inspired by the Mangroves Species of Sungai Merbok


More than 30 species of mangroves have been identified in Sungai Merbok, Kedah, Malaysia and are considered to be the most extensive collection of mangroves species in the world. Because of the profound natural and historical elements, Sungai Merbok is now has been identified as a second natural biosphere in the world and is recognised by the UNESCO. The researchers have found that the mangroves species have potentials to be developed into 2D or 3D design patterns. The information on mangroves species and the images were obtained from the research websites and books. Typology matrixes are designed to categorise the mangroves species, and a variety of design patterns can be seen in the matrixes developed for this study. All of the patterns developed inspired by the mangroves physical features (roots, leaves, fruits, flowers, skin texture or other parts). Rough sketches on idea developments or thumbnails were developed and documented in the matrixes. It is estimated around 265 basic patterns have been developed for this study. Moreover, the design patterns can be developed further and be the basis for more design works development.

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Nurul 'Ayn Ahmad Sayuti, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Mohd Zamri Azizan, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Mas Ayu Zainal, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Abu Hanifa Ab Hamid, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Ahmad Fazlan Ahmad Zamri, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia

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Conference: ACAH2019
Stream: Aesthetics

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