An evaluation of visual privacy level in residential unit's layouts in Khartoum, Sudan

Yousif, Maysa and Abdul Aziz, Aniza (2021) An evaluation of visual privacy level in residential unit's layouts in Khartoum, Sudan. Journal of Islamic Architecture, 6 (4). pp. 349-359. ISSN 2086-2636, DOI

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Visual privacy is one of the vital aspects of Islamic house designs. This paper aimed to analyze the level of visual privacy in the layout of different residential apartment unit samples in Khartoum, Sudan based on Islamic values and Sudanese culture and how modern apartment unit designs respond to these needs. Models included four units from courtyard-villas and two units from apartment buildings. The architectural layout plans, spatial relation, functions, and space zoning were applied to assess the level of visual privacy of each unit. Findings showed that the courtyard-villas had a higher degree of privacy and cultural values, reflecting more of the Sudanese lifestyle than the apartment units, even though the design of the apartment units pays more attention to the nuclear family privacy. This study would assist designers in enhancing the visual privacy in apartment unit layouts by highlighting factors that diminish or enhance the visual privacy level to create appropriate designs for Sudanese Muslims and Muslims in general. © 2021 Maulana Malik Ibrahim State Islamic University of Malang. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Funders: None
Uncontrolled Keywords: Apartment unit layout; Sudanese courtyard house; Visual privacy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculty of the Built Environment > Department of Architecture
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2023 09:46
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2023 09:46

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