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The impact of landscape setting and architectural element on the outdoor and indoor microclimate: a case study of Masjid Al-Mukarramah, Bandar Sri Damansara

Mohd Adnan, Nur Yasmin and Rozali, Nur Fadhilah and Abu Bakar, Aniza and Abdul Malek, Nurhayati and Othman, Rosniza and Sanusi, Aliyah Nur Zafirah (2014) The impact of landscape setting and architectural element on the outdoor and indoor microclimate: a case study of Masjid Al-Mukarramah, Bandar Sri Damansara. In: UMRAN 2014 Seminar: Fostering Ecosphere in the Built Environment, 29th April 2014, Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design, IIUM.

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Abstract

Being in the tropical region, Malaysia experience relatively high air temperature and humidity throughout the year. People are trying to avoid the sun. Improper landscape design could contribute further in the increasing outdoor air temperature. This would further affect the indoor microclimate. Nowadays people are turning to the mechanical solution when indoors. Hence, this paper aims to identify the impact of landscape setting and its microclimate, and the architectural dimension on the indoor microclimate of a mosque, by taking the Masjid Al-Mukarramah, Bandar Seri Damansara in Kepong, Kuala Lumpur as a case study. Variables of this study includes environmental data such as relative humidity, solar radiation, wind speed, wind direction, air temperature and surface temperature for the outdoor microclimate, air temperature and relative humidity for the indoor microclimate; landscape setting that involves ground surface material, vegetation, landscape furniture; as well as the orientation of the mosque. Therefore, this paper deals with the understanding of two components which are the architectural dimension and the landscape setting of the mosque that affects its indoor and outdoor environment. For the indoor, the focus is given to the main prayer hall of the mosque. The data were obtained through site inventories and analysis; and the environmental data collection using several equipment. The result shows that the air temperature differ between the west and east area of the indoor prayer hall following the orientation of the mosque.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: 3434/41058 ISBN 978-983-3142-32-3
Uncontrolled Keywords: indoor and outdoor microclimate, landscape setting, architectural dimension, mosque.
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA170 Environmental engineering
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 11:35
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2018 16:14
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/41058

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