The Spatial Visibility within the Low-income Housing Living Unit

Authors

  • Aida Syafiqah Ahmad Suryadi Master Student, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya, Malaysia.
  • Hazrina Haja Bava Mohidin Senior Lecturer, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya, Malaysia.
  • Asrul Mahjuddin Ressang Aminuddin Senior Lecturer, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya, Malaysia.
  • Eka Sediadi Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, School of Engineering, American University of Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i19.3269

Keywords:

living unit, space syntax, low-income housing, space visibility

Abstract

The quality of housing for the low-income group in Malaysia, especially in Kuala Lumpur, is crucial to improving. Low-income housing design subject to standards by the government has not been satisfactory to the inhabitants' comfort, social and cultural needs. Therefore, this paper aims to investigate the quality of space design of the low-income housing living unit by assessing the visibility of each of the spaces in the units using space syntax as an analytical tool. The study found that the low-income housing design has not considered the visual privacy of private spaces (bedrooms) to common spaces (living and dining area).

Keywords: Living Units, Low-income Housing, Space Visibility, Space Syntax.

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2022. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians/Africans/Arabians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i19.3269

Published

2022-03-31

How to Cite

Ahmad Suryadi , A. S. ., Haja Bava Mohidin , H., Aminuddin, A. M. R., & Sediadi, E. (2022). The Spatial Visibility within the Low-income Housing Living Unit . Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 7(19), 299-306. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i19.3269

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