Virtual Environment as a Design Tool for Sustainable Residential Spaces in Light of Theory of Planned Behavior

Authors

  • Hebatalla Sherin Nazmy

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v1i1.227

Abstract

This study aims to reveal the impact of Virtual Environment as a design tool on the interior architect's design behavior towards adopting sustainable residential interior design practices. This approach is guided by the Theory of Planned Behaviour as a theoretical framework; the purpose as such would serve to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and its practical implementation to promote sustainable design practices. Findings revealed that Virtual Environment is anticipated to assist the interior architect in integrating the complex sustainable residential design objectives, and thus positively affect the interior architect's behavioral performance towards embracing sustainable residential design solutions.

© 2016. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies, Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

Keywords: Virtual Environment; Residential Spaces; Sustainable Design; Theory of Planned Behavior  

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Published

2016-06-26

How to Cite

Nazmy, H. S. (2016). Virtual Environment as a Design Tool for Sustainable Residential Spaces in Light of Theory of Planned Behavior. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 1(1), 311-319. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v1i1.227