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Physical dimension of masjid - towards children friendly masjid

Abu Bakar, Aniza and Zulkifely, Zur Atiqa and Abdul Majid, Noor Hanita and Ibrahim, Mohd Burhan (2019) Physical dimension of masjid - towards children friendly masjid. In: Mosque architecture: present issues and future ideas (عمارة المسجد: قضايا الحاضر وأفكار المستقبل). Abdullatif Al Fozan Award for Mosque Architecture, and Institut Terjemahan & Buku Malaysia Berhad, Wangsa Maju, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 175-188. ISBN 978-967-460-840-8

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Three design guidelines can be referred to in Malaysia when it comes to Masjid design. However, the guidelines seem to outline the main spaces according to the fundamental functions of masjids which is the congregational prayer, and talks. The guidelines also did not specify on children and their space requirements in the masjid. The size of the spaces as proposed by the Jabatan Perancangan Bandar dan Desa (JPBD) is 1m2/person. This study aims to identify the physical dimension of nine case studies masjids in the urban area of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. The approach is rather quantitative in nature, and adopting the site inventory and analysis, and observation techniques. The result indicates exciting findings whereby it can be said that when it comes to the maximum carrying capacity of masjids, the human anthropometric/human scale is considered rather than the proposal by the JPBD.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 3434/77798
Uncontrolled Keywords: children-friendly masjid, physical layout, design guideline
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H10 Societies
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA4100 Special classes of buildings > NA4590 Religious buildings
N Fine Arts > Islamic art and architecture
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 Education
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Dr. Aniza Abu Bakar
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2020 15:46
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2020 15:02
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/77798

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