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Defining the types of veranda uses in a tropical urban context of Kuala Lumpur

Abdul Ghofar, Hasfar Syazwani (2016) Defining the types of veranda uses in a tropical urban context of Kuala Lumpur. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Built Environment.


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This thesis discussed a research in defining the types of veranda uses for social activities in tropical urban context of Kuala Lumpur. Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur shows low continuity between sites due to the gaps area caused by the abandoned buildings that may give negative impact to the street life. In a relation, the existence of veranda is commonly known within the rural area where it is normally built in traditional Malay houses. However, the adaptation of veranda in urban context is less acknowledged although it is a very effective architectural element that plays many role in social and environmental aspects. Hence, a methodology of identify the veranda typology and relating it to the pedestrian movement pattern of density using scientific analysis of space syntax is carried out. To strengthen the findings, literature review and case studies are done in order to identify the specific veranda typology used in the urban context. The pedestrian movement data is analyzed in order to determine the workability of veranda typology used in tropical urban context. The findings suggest that although veranda is an extension of an architectural feature has much to offer and it able to play a big role in enhancing the social environment in the urban context.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Sarjana Sains (Pengurusan Kontrak Pembinaan)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2016; Supervisors : Dr. Sharifah Salwa Syed Mahdzar, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Syed Ahmad Iskandar
Uncontrolled Keywords:Malay houses, environmental aspects
Subjects:T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:60942
Deposited By: Dina Amalia Nordin
Deposited On:09 Mar 2017 01:09
Last Modified:08 Oct 2017 07:43

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