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Nightscape of urban squares in landscape architectural design: analysis and evaluations on nightscape of Merdeka Square in Kuala Lumpur

Zahari, Zariff and Baharuddin, Zainul Mukrim (2016) Nightscape of urban squares in landscape architectural design: analysis and evaluations on nightscape of Merdeka Square in Kuala Lumpur. In: Undergraduate and Postgraduate Landscape Seminar (UMRAN 2016): Towards Trancendent Environment, 25th April 2016, Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Nightscape plays an important role in enhancing the quality of environment especially for urban settings such as the city squares. Declining awareness and negative perceptions may lead to a series ground of crimes, fear and lack of sense of place. The aim of the study is to redefine urban nightscape in realizing a sustainable green and energy-efficient urban squares with the best option of lighting types and its impacts on the community. Through observation and survey, it is found that many factors contributed to the quality of the nightscape of urban square such as the types, orientation and colors or intensity of the lightings. The finding also highlights how the nightscape of an open space really impact on the perception and human behavioural. However, a good nightscape serves the purpose of illumination and positively manipulate the comfort, visual aesthetic and safety of users. And at last, a series of strategies are addressed for the future nightscape designs based on the theoretical studies and sites analyses.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 3306/55570
Uncontrolled Keywords: nightscape, lighting, strategies, urban design, urban square, Padang Merdeka
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
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 ZAINUL MUKRIM BAHARUDDIN
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2017 11:58
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2017 11:58
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/55570

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