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Healing architecture: daylighting design in hospital environments in Malaysia

Aripin, Srazali (2010) Healing architecture: daylighting design in hospital environments in Malaysia. Arab World Geographer, 13 (2). pp. 138-149. ISSN 14806800

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The climate in Malaysia is generally hot and humid throughout the year, with abundant daylight. Daylight is required as part of a healthy environment. This paper highlights the role and importance of daylight in the design of hospitals in Malaysia. Focusing on case studies of existing conditions in public hospital buildings in Malaysia, the author critically examines the design and implementation of lighting and the relationship of lighting to other environmental factors. Previous studies relating to physical environmental factors in hospital buildings that influence health outcomes are also critically reviewed. © 2010 by AWG Publishing, Toronto, Canada.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3369/3900
Uncontrolled Keywords: Daylight; Healing environment; Hospital design; Malaysia
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
T Technology > TH Building construction > TH7700 Illumination. Lighting
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Architecture
Depositing User: Dr Srazali Aripin
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2012 08:05
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2012 08:05
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/3900

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