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Universal housing : Malaysian architect's perception on its implementation

conference contribution
posted on 2013-01-01, 00:00 authored by Liyana Mohamed Yusof, David Jones
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.

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Event

Asia Pacific Network for Housing. Research Conference (2013 : Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Pagination

1 - 7

Publisher

[The Conference]

Location

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Place of publication

[Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia]

Start date

2013-08-20

End date

2013-08-22

Language

eng

Publication classification

E1 Full written paper - refereed

Copyright notice

2013, APNHR

Title of proceedings

APNHR 2013 : Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Network for Housing Research Conference

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