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Spatial analysis of modern shop office floor plate in Malaysia

Awang, Arita Hanim and Denan, Zuraini (2017) Spatial analysis of modern shop office floor plate in Malaysia. In: 3rd Putrajaya International Built Environment, Technology and Engineering Conference, 9-10 Oct 2017, Bangi, Malaysia..

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Shop Offices usually have been the first option for companies to rent due to the low rental and maintenance criteria, however the limited spaces of shop offices to occupy a lot of office space requirements creates more challenge and problems to the tenants in terms of space planning and flexibility. In Malaysia, the layout of shop offices followed shop houses characters which are long and narrow with limited window opening. Problem arises as very minimal studies had been done to understand the typology of modern shop office design in Malaysia. The objective of this chapter is first to identify the floor plate shapes of modern shop office building typology in Malaysia and secondly to analyse the identified floor plate in terms of connectivity and integration values. Data was collected through a primary data collections of various sources namely from existing layout plan from the developers, online sources and field measurements and were analyzed using Axial Map and Visual Graph Analysis (VGA) of DepthmapX Space Syntax Software. The scope of this research is specialized to shop offices building typology in Kuala Lumpur only. This study is expected to provide a comparative analysis of the various designs of shop offices and to suggest the best criteria and attributes of the shop office typology that can benefits authorities, developers, as well as future tenants in choosing the suitable shop office layout to, accommodates their various need.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech/Talk)
Additional Information: 7831/62369
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Applied Arts and Design
Depositing User: Dr Arita Hanim Awang
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2018 12:56
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2018 14:05
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/62369

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