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The association between landscape design elements and human activities in hot humid outdoor urban spaces - case studies in Kuala Lumpur city

Mohyuddin, Amira and Abdul Majid, Noor Hanita and Sapian, Abdul Razak (2004) The association between landscape design elements and human activities in hot humid outdoor urban spaces - case studies in Kuala Lumpur city. In: JSPS-VCC Seminar on Passive Design Considerations in Built Environment, 22-24 November 2004, International Islamic University Malaysia.

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Abstract

Outdoor urban spaces sustain urban living like oases in the urban desert (Winikoff, 2000). They provide spaces where urban human activities take place. In realizing the activities within outdoor urban spaces in a hot humid climate, the design of these spaces; the layout, the character or image, the design elements and etc contribute much of the attractions of human activities into such spaces. Landscape design elements are among the most obvious attributes of a space, making the space attractive, comfortable and habitable. One cannot deny the associations between man and the physical features in a space, be it natural or man-made, in defining the place. The existence of physical features indirectly attracts people into making the outdoor urban spaces into places. This paper describes the relationship between human activities and the landscape design elements in hot humid climate outdoor urban spaces. This paper then suggests and recommends a few aspects that need to be considered in developing outdoor urban spaces in hot humid climate.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 2995/29114
Uncontrolled Keywords: hot humid climate, outdoor urban spaces, landscape design elements, human activities
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA100 Architecture and the state
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Dr Noor Hanita Abdul Majid
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2013 09:08
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2013 09:11
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/29114

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