About

Tanggam is the Malaysian Online Architectural Students Community. Formerly exclusive to students of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Tanggam now consists of not only the current architectural students in Malaysia, but also alumni, academicians and practicing architects.

Tanggam is managed by the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. This community also functions as an extension of UTM’s design studio in the virtual environment, primarily allowing students to expand their horizons and aid their journey through architectural education.

Etymology

Tanggam is actually a Malay word for timber joint. Traditionally, Malay architecture depends highly on timber as the main building block. Before the use of nails or bolts, timber post and beams are joined together using a tongue-and-groove joint system. This allows two or more timber parts to be joined together without the need of additional aid. This unique system formed the basis of Malay timber architecture.

The community adopts this name due to its meaning in both Malay and English. Joint, in English, also means a meeting place. The rest is history.

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Azari Mat Yasir
Department of Architecture,
Faculty of Built Environment,
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia,
81310 UTM Skudai,
Johor Darul Ta’zim,
MALAYSIA.

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