LAYOUT PLAN ANALYSIS ON URBAN PATHWAYS, NODES AND EDGES IN KUALA MUDA FISHING VILLAGE
Keywords: Traditional settlement, mental mapping, urban design elements, space syntax, permeability analysis, wayfinding
Abstract. This paper studies three urban design elements, namely pathways, nodes, and edges, in Kampung Kuala Muda, Penaga, a traditional fishing village in Penang. The case study portrays the resistance of a fishing settlement by exhibiting a unique local culture of whispering auction market that is celebrated by many, including locals and tourists. The study of the paths, edges, and nodes of the case study is carried out by applying a qualitative method and data collection through a site visit, informal interviews, and literature reviews from published journals, online news, and articles. The fishing activities heavily influence the layout setting of Kampung Kuala Muda. The urban design element is observed to be the most significant in directing the users' perspectives.