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Provision of spaces and space quality in housing area towards quality of life: case study of Taman Melati Mastika, Gombak

Abdul Malek, Muhammad Faiz and Wan Hashim, Wan Mohamad Saifuddin and Abu Bakar, Aniza and Abdul Malek, Nurhayati and Othman, Rosniza and Sanusi, Aliyah Nur Zafirah and Mohit, Mohammad Abdul (2014) Provision of spaces and space quality in housing area towards quality of life: case study of Taman Melati Mastika, Gombak. In: UMRAN 2014 , 29th April 2014, Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design, IIUM.

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Every successful housing space is fix upon its user satisfaction living in that space itself. The quality of house and the spaces within the unit can be said as the most compelling factors in scaling the user satisfaction in dwelling in the residential area that can lead to a better quality of life. Limitation of space following high land cost that affect the indoor and outdoor spaces needs to be studied as it affects the residents’ satisfaction. Hence, this study concentrates on spaces within a housing area and their quality, as well as the opinion of the residents and their level of satisfaction and space utilization.The focus of the study is on double-storey terraced houses because it is among the most common and dominant form of housing in Malaysia. The techniques employed in collecting data are observation and survey questionnaire with the respondent rate of 25.2%. This study provides an insight on the types of outdoor spaces (front yard-front lane and backyard-back lane) and their elements and utilization, indoor spaces utilization, and quality of housing spaces toward users’ quality of life in Taman Melati Mastika, Kuala Lumpur. The result of this study suggests that the residents are satisfied with the existing spaces within their compound and adjacent to it, and this lead towards the overall satisfaction living in the area. It can also be said that quality spaces and good utilization of housing spaces can lead towards a better quality of life in the terrace housing area.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: 3434/41057 ISBN 978-983-3142-32-3
Uncontrolled Keywords: Housing spaces, space utilization and quality,user satisfaction, quality of life
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H10 Societies
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: Dr. Aniza Abu Bakar
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2015 11:15
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2021 00:14
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/41057

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