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Evaluation of residential satisfaction of low-cost housing in Kano state

Sapian, Abdul Razak and Denan, Zuraini and Nour, Nabilah (2008) Evaluation of residential satisfaction of low-cost housing in Kano state. Al-Risala (8). pp. 79-94. ISSN 1675-3593

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Abstract

Hausa vernacular houses before the colonial period have satisfied the needs and socio-cultural requirements of their occupants. However, low-cost housing design nowadays is detached from the needs of its users. This paper assessed the level of residential satisfaction of low-cost housing respondents based on six socio-cultural values inherent in Hausa vernacular. The survey method was used to investigate and determine the respondents' perception on the socio-cultural performance of these low-cost housing. A total of 360 questionnaires were administered to low-cost housing respondents in Kana via snowball sampling. The findings show that the satisfaction indexes of 50% of the respondents fall within the medium region and that the majority of them consider it very important for socio-cultural values to be integrated in the design of their residences. The findings suggest that a greater consideration should be paid to the people's preferences and their socio-cultural needs when designing public housing.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3041/1584
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hausa vernacular, Kano state, low-cost housing, residential satisfaction, socio-culture
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Architecture
Depositing User: Mrs Zuraini Denan
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2015 08:17
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2015 08:17
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/44967

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