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The impact of landscape setting towards the surrounding microclimate: a case study of IIUM courtyards

Mohed, Abdul Hadi and Zakaria, Mohamad Faruq and Abu Bakar, Aniza (2015) The impact of landscape setting towards the surrounding microclimate: a case study of IIUM courtyards. In: UMRAN 2015 Landscape Seminar, 28th April 2015, Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

Malaysia is experiencing rapid changes particularly in its urban setting. While the changes is important, it is also brings negative impacts. Following the urbanization, more natural surfaces are transformed into man-made structures. It is observed that the urban temperature is increasing. Hence, the urban heat island (UHI) phenomenon is observed. This research is an attempt to investigate the influence of landscape setting on the microclimate with focus on the vegetation and ground surface material towards the UHI mitigation. To achieve the aim of the research, four courtyard within the academic building at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) were selected as the case study sites. The physical dimension of the courtyards which include the height to width ratio (H/W), orientation, opening, as well as types of vegetation and ground surface material was investigated. Shadow analysis was also conducted by using the Sketchup™ software. The environmental parameter such as air temperature (˚C), surface temperature (˚C), solar radiation (W/m2), wind speed (m/s), relative humidity (%) and sky condition (oktas). It is hoped that the influence of the landscape setting on the microclimate can be further understood and design recommendations are provided.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: 3434/47042
Uncontrolled Keywords: urban heat island, microclimate, vegetation, ground surface material, landscape setting
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > TH6014 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: 14 Jan 2016 15:17
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2018 11:08
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/47042

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