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Appraisal of residential satisfaction in double-storey terrace housing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Mohit, Mohammad Abdul and Adel Mahfoud, Al-Kahnbashi (2015) Appraisal of residential satisfaction in double-storey terrace housing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Habitat International, 49. pp. 286-293. ISSN 0197-3975

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Double-storey terrace housing is considered as a popular housing type in Malaysia. However, empirical studies identified that, an increase in crime rate in urban areas has affected on residents' satisfaction of landed housing such as double-storey terrace house. In addition, design of double-storey terrace house lacks ventilation and natural lighting which have also affected on residents' satisfaction. As a result of residents' dissatisfaction, double-storey terrace house is found as the most modified housing types in Malaysia. Thus, this paper aims to appraise residential satisfaction in two double-storey terrace neighbourhoods - Taman Sri Rampai and Taman Keramat Permai in Greater Kuala Lumpur. The research objectives were formulated based on a dynamic interaction approach which includes three main processes - cognitive, affective and behavioural. In order to examine and compare the residential satisfaction in two neighbourhoods, five components of double-storey terrace housing were analyzed through residents’ perception on the level of satisfaction. The recommendations of the study suggests that two housing design and five neighbourhood elements can enhance residents' satisfaction with double-storey terrace housing.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3631/43402
Uncontrolled Keywords: Double-storey terrace housing Housing environment Rapid urbanization Neighbourhood facilities
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT101 Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Dr Mohammad Abdul Mohit
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2015 15:19
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2015 15:09
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/43402

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