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Transitional space design in high rise residential for commuter workers in Johor Bahru

Baharuddin, Zuraidah (2017) Transitional space design in high rise residential for commuter workers in Johor Bahru. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Built Environment.


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The purpose of this study is to examine the impact and importance of transitional space in high rise residential buildings for Malaysians working in Singapore. This is because these workers commute daily from Johor Bahru to Singapore whereby the daily commute increases their stress level and tiredness from heavy work load makes it necessary to provide intermediate spaces in their residential area which is referred to as ‘transitional space’ in this study. Due to their tight daily schedule, the workers need complete and comprehensive facilities in their residential area. Therefore, this study also examines the behavior and the needs of these workers to find out the appropriate facilities and spaces that are required in their residential area. This study explores the connection between the facilities and residential units in the building, which creates social areas and tranquil spaces for these workers to take advantage of. The study was conducted using survey and interview questions to Malaysian employees working in Singapore who were found around Johor Bahru. The research findings provide information on the behavior of these workers and their backgrounds, in turn giving ideas for the architectural solutions that are appropriate to be adapted into the design of said high rise residential building. The finding suggest that the existing of transitional space in high rise residential building play a big role to creates social interaction also as place to reduce stress for these commuter workers.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Sarjana Senibina) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2017; Supervisor : Dr. Abdul Halim Hussein, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Syed Ahmad Iskandar Syed Ariffin
Subjects:N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:79096
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:27 Sep 2018 14:07
Last Modified:27 Sep 2018 14:07

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