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Adapting to terrace housing living in Malaysia


Abdul Rahim, Zaiton and Hashim, Ahmad Hariza (2012) Adapting to terrace housing living in Malaysia. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 36. pp. 147-157. ISSN 1877-0428


This paper attempted to examine the behavioural adaptation in relation to the Malay culture namely the activity system, privacy and social interaction of the Malay families and terrace housing modification. The study employs case studies involving 11 Malay families living in the three-bedroom two-storey terrace houses in two urban locations in Malaysia. Findings indicate that behavioural adaptation resulted in changes in some aspects of the Malay culture and housing modifications may have provided a more supportive living environment but have adverse effects on individual family and housing community due to the constraints of the existing housing design.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Human Ecology
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.03.017
Publisher: Elsevier
Keywords: Behavioural adaptation; Housing modification; Privacy; Activity system; Social interaction
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2016 08:37
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2016 08:37
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/48043
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