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Architecture for all: ageing & aged: a perspective from academia and practice in Malaysia

Mohd Nawawi, Norwina and Abdullah, Fadzidah and Abdul Majid, Noor Hanita and Abdul Rahim, Asiah and Abdul Rahim, Zaiton and Denan, Zuraini (2016) Architecture for all: ageing & aged: a perspective from academia and practice in Malaysia. In: UIA-Symposium on Asian Age-Friendly City, 28th September 2016, Hong Kong. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Empathy in Architecture is not an option but remain a choice by most architects and architecture students as one of the factors in design considerations. According to WHO, more people (comparing with which duration) lives beyond world average life expectancy of 81years old and occurs in all society. This presentation aimed at capturing the facts of Ageing and Aged as natural phenomena of living for all humans and the need for architecture, as a noble profession, to address these needs as a second nature in design. Case studies of Malaysian scenario from a demographic profile, good and bad practices - through facilities by example and design guidelines provision are discussed and presented. As we aged, we realised how much we depend on the empathy of the present architecture to empower the ageing generation, some independence with dignity, and thus will not burden the next generation of our incapability. The future is indeed now and always.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 2915/52244
Uncontrolled Keywords: aged, ageing, Universal Design, Malaysia
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2545.A1 Architecture and people with disabilities
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Architecture
Depositing User: Ar Dr Norwina Mohd Nawawi
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2016 14:27
Last Modified: 22 May 2018 08:41
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/52244

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