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Design concept: A displaced anecdote in the landscape architectural design process


Kavousi, Shabnam and Maulan, Suhardi and Baharuddin, Mohd Nasir and Krauss, Steven Eric (2009) Design concept: A displaced anecdote in the landscape architectural design process. Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal, 3 (3). pp. 301-316. ISSN 1833-1874


In the landscape architecture design process, “concept” is important for providing uniqueness to a design. However, many landscape designers today do not rely on a well-defined concept, thus obstructing the development of their designs. This study aimed to identify the problems that Malaysian landscape designers face in developing a strong design concept. To address this issue, in-depth and focus group interviews were conducted by guiding the participants through a conceptual thinking procedure in which eighteen participants took part. The respondents were chosen among Malaysian professional landscape designers through purposeful sampling. Results indicated that most Malaysian landscape designers neglect the post- design evaluation stage, which obstructs the development of a strong concept for subsequent landscape designs. The results aim to contribute to a better understanding of the importance of design concept and the factors that contribute to its development among Malaysian landscape designers.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
Publisher: Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal
Keywords: Concept, Design Process, Landscape Design
Depositing User: Fazlin Hj. Shamsudin
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2010 08:39
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2015 01:16
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/7595
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