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Natural ventilation around open ground floor or pilotis of high rise residential building: harmonization of modern with traditional housing in tropical areas

Sapian, Abdul Razak and Abdul Majid, Noor Hanita and Hokoi, Shuichi (2012) Natural ventilation around open ground floor or pilotis of high rise residential building: harmonization of modern with traditional housing in tropical areas. In: Archi-Cultural Translations through the Silk Road 2nd International Conference, 14 - 16 July 2012, Mukogawa Women’s Univ., Nishinomiya, Japan.

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Abstract

In Malaysian villages, traditional Malay houses are the most common type of housing. One of the main features of these traditional houses, which are located in hot and humid areas of Malaysia, is an open ground floor created by using pilotis, which raises the first floor of the house, leaving the ground floor open (Fig. 1). Thus, a shaded free space with good air circulation is obtained, which can be used by residents and their neighbors for working and leisure activities. These traditional Malay houses are not suitable for cities because the availability of land in urban areas is limited. Although high-rise residential buildings accommodate a large number of residents in a limited area, and the airflow on the higher floors of these buildings is adequate, the fact that sufficient airflow cannot be expected near the ground floor must be taken into consideration.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3041/32151
Uncontrolled Keywords: tropical, traditional, city life, natural ventilation, pilotis, CFD
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Prof Ar Dr Abdul Razak Sapian
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2013 11:03
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2013 11:05
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/32151

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