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Behavioural adaptation of Malay families and housing modification of terrace houses in Malaysia

Abdul Rahim, Zaiton and Hashim, Ahmad Hariza (2011) Behavioural adaptation of Malay families and housing modification of terrace houses in Malaysia. In: ASEAN Conference on Environment-Behaviour Studies (AcE-Bs 2011), 15-17 June 2011, Bandung, Indonesia. (In Press)

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Abstract

This paper examines the behavioural adaptation of Malay families living in terrace houses with regards to the activity system, privacy and social interaction among Malay families and terrace housing modification. The study uses case studies of 11 Malay families living in the three-bedroom two-storey terrace houses in two urban locations in Malaysia. Findings indicate that behavioural adaptation resulted in changes in some aspects of the Malay culture and housing modifications provided a more supportive living environment but have adverse effects on individual family and housing community due to the constraints of the terrace housing design.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 2517/10639
Uncontrolled Keywords: behavioural adaptation, housing modification, privacy, social interaction
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Architecture
Depositing User: asst Prof Dr. Zaiton Abdul Rahim
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2011 16:34
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2011 17:44
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/10639

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