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Hindu residents' satisfactions on residential unit spatial layout of low-cost flat housing


Mat Raschid, Mohammad Yazah and Sharif, Roslina and Ooi, Siew Choong (2015) Hindu residents' satisfactions on residential unit spatial layout of low-cost flat housing. ALAM CIPTA, International Journal on Sustainable Tropical Design Research & Practice, 8 (2). pp. 34-45. ISSN 1823-7231; ESSN: 2289-3687


Religious and cultural considerations of specific communities are usually overlooked in the design of low-cost flats (LCF) in Malaysia, likely due to a poor understanding of religious-cultural needs. The result is a spatial layout that is generic and purely functional, in which Hindu households are expected to be experiencing some degree of dissatisfaction, as well as emotional and psychological stress. The research methodology is a phenomenological study of interviews with 30 Hindu households in LCFs around Puchong, Selangor. The results indicate that Hindu residents make do with the accommodations given as they have few other housing choices. Improvements can be made, however, to the design of LCFs to enhance the living experience of Hindu families and improve residential satisfaction.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Design and Architecture
Publisher: Faculty of Design & Architecture, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: Architecture; Cultural sensitivity; Hindu; Housing; Indian; Low-cost flat; Malaysia; Religion; Residential satisfaction
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2017 05:31
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2017 05:31
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/35472
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