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Study on spa typologies, spatial organisation and social interaction in accordance with Islamic built environment attributes

Othman, Rashidi and Mohd Noor, Nur Fadhlina and Ahmad, Nurliyana and Manan, Nurwina Aishah and Hashim, Khairusy Syakirin Has-Yun and Mahamod, Lukman Hakim and Ahmad Fadzlillah, Nurrulhidayah (2018) Study on spa typologies, spatial organisation and social interaction in accordance with Islamic built environment attributes. Journal of Architecture, Planning & Construction Management, 8 (2). pp. 43-49.

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Abstract

Spas have become increasingly popular and have emerged as important profit centers for hotels. However, the uniqueness of this market has been largely overlooked in terms of Shari’ah compliance to better cater to Muslim needs. This study repositions spa typologies, their spatial organization and social interaction in the context of Islamic built environment. A survey was administered at four case different spas in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor to identify the dimensions of a Muslim-friendly spa. Cluster analysis was then applied to classify spa premises into different groups based on the typologies, services and spatial organization. The analysis was performed according to the groups to determine Muslim-friendly elements. Based on the findings, a Shari’ah-compliant considers security, privacy, and segregation of genders in its design. This research provides further information on the understanding, practice, features, and requirements of Muslim-friendly spas which will help to boost Malaysia’s potential to become a prominent destination for Islamic or Shari’ah-compliant tourism.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3842/72677
Uncontrolled Keywords: Spa, Islamic Built Environment, Muslim-Friendly, Spatial organization
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP190.5 Islamization of Knowledge
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GT Manners and customs
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Quantity Surveying
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Dr rashidi othman
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2019 16:57
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2019 16:57
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/72677

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