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Domestic possessions and space adequacy in urban homes

Mahmud, Shahril Anwar and Ahmad, Abdullah Sani and Megat Abdullah, Aminatuzuhariah (2012) Domestic possessions and space adequacy in urban homes. International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management and Applied Sciences and Technologies, 3 (4). pp. 439-454. ISSN 1906-9642 (Electronic) ; 2228-9860 (Online)

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As economies and societies transform, housing models need to be modified accordingly to reflect the changes in demand and the shifts in living standards. This study seeks to ascertain whether the recently built private housing schemes provide adequate amount of space to meet the requirements of present-day living, considering the importance of domestic materials as instruments for domestic organization in modern homes. Data was collected by a questionnaire survey designed to elicit information on residents’ attitudes towards the adequacy of the available space in their homes with regard to their belongings. Result from 179 residents of medium cost housing in the Klang Valley area of Malaysia indicates that the available home space seems inadequate. The provision of storage and circulation is also a cause for concern. The findings may be used to enhance urban housing design by incorporating the contemporary understanding of beliefs and ideologies attached to the home.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:31706
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:06 Jun 2013 04:33
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 06:35

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