Satisfaction of residents towards internal courtyard buildings

Jamaludin, Adi Ainurzaman and Hussein, Hazreena and Tahir, Kauthar Md (2018) Satisfaction of residents towards internal courtyard buildings. Journal of Design and Built Environment, 18 (2). pp. 61-69. ISSN 1823-4208,

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Residential buildings that were designed with internal courtyards offer a comfortable and pleasant indoor environment. Past research on the benefits of internal courtyards have been scientifically proven, however, the results seemed disreputable in terms of its satisfaction by occupants of a building. A survey using a set of questionnaire was conducted at two selected residential colleges in the University of Malaya to gauge the satisfaction level of residents towards an existing internal courtyard. It is evident that the majority of respondents at both colleges have given positive feedback on the satisfaction of the building layout quality, comfort level in terms of the natural daylighting, thermal comfort and indoor air quality as well as the degree of their work productivity. These findings indicate that the internal courtyard is relevant to be applied when designing a building, particularly low-rise residential buildings in the equatorial climate region.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Institut Pengurusan dan Pemantauan Penyelidikan (IPPP), the University of Malaya under BKP Grant (BK010-2015)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Comfort level; Internal courtyard; Likert-scale; Residential building
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QH Natural history
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
Faculty of the Built Environment
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2019 03:12
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2019 03:12

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