Micro Housing: Typological Study and Implementation in Malaysia

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The micro-housing project introduces by Kuala Lumpur City Council (DBKL) has received cynical rumors amongst the B40 income group due to its impracticality, thus suggesting that micro-housing standard might misinterpret and simplified. This paper intends to investigate the potentiality of ideal micro-housing that is suitable for the Malaysian context, specifically for the B40 community. The research constructed in two (2) approaches, namely regional cultural study and typological design study. The finding shows that the adaptation of micro-housing is formulate in four categories that are Box, Mobile, Machine, and Props type. These typologies are inclining into two cultural domains, namely Possession and Transience Domesticity. The result shows that DBKL’s project demonstrated a minimal standard of appropriate micro-housing. It is recommended that axiological human needs to be implemented for the betterment of its user.


micro living, adaptable housing typology, regional cultural study, Kuala Lumpur B40 community


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v4i12.1934


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