Makan Place

Size

Location

Werribee

Year

Completed 2015

Materials:

Timber, Tiles, Steel, Malaysian Vernacular Architecture

About

Makan Place is an interpretation of Old Malacca during British colonialisation. With mainly Chinese-Malay inhabitants in Malacca that formed the norm of traditional dwelling, the Colonial government added a touch of European style that intertwined with the implemented cultural depiction of the city’s vernacular architecture. The formulation of traditional space in Old Malacca consists of a ‘five-foot-way’, transitional entrance and an internal courtyard, with a hint of European essence. These features from differing cultures create a blend of sophistication to the standard residency.