Universal housing : Malaysian architect's perception on its implementation
Mohamed Yusof, Liyana and Jones, David 2013, Universal housing : Malaysian architect's perception on its implementation, in APNHR 2013 : Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Network for Housing Research Conference, [The Conference], [Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia], pp. 1-7.
Implementation of Universal Design (UD) in Malaysian built and natural environments is facing some barriers especially in housing. Irrespective of any age and ability, UD is a concept that seeks to positively respond to the needs of access to the physical environment which includes the right to live contentedly in one's house. The aim of this paper is to investigate the perceptions of Malaysian architects toward UD with an emphasis upon housing as a means in identifying the barriers of its implementation. The interview questions focus on perceptions, knowledge and understanding of architects in terms of terminology, legislation and standards, government and professional institute's initiatives and policies on UD. Findings show that among the barriers are confusion in terminology, biased knowledge, and misconceptions of the concept. The ongoing results of the study are presented in the paper together with suggestions for improvements and other implications.
Field of Research
129999 Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective
970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category
E2 Full written paper - non-refereed / Abstract reviewed
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