Architectural design in rethinking the future of co-housing in Malaysia

Sim, Muhammad Zulkamal Bin Hashim and Awaluddin, Zuraina Leily and Aminuddin, A.M.R. and Sarkum, Sarly Arde and Sholiha, Arif Budi and Aziz, Ar Ardianta (2021) Architectural design in rethinking the future of co-housing in Malaysia. Journal of Design and Built Environment, 21 (3). pp. 83-94. ISSN 1823-4208, DOI

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Co-housing is a collaborative housing concept designed to foster close social bonding and sustainable communities. With the rapid population growth, urban sprawls and housing prices in Malaysia, this concept has gained traction in the housing sector as a viable housing alternative to the existing property market due to its social, economic and sustainability benefits. This paper aims to establish a set of design best practices by conducting a qualitative study on three selected Malaysian co-housing locations and design providers (DP). The methodology consists of interviews, literature reviews and case studies where data gained from the interviews are reviewed with data from the literature and case studies. The resulting analysis recommends that co-housing focus on the following design aspects: demography size, surrounding context, spatial configuration, space design, “environmental psychology theory” and sustainability considerations. This paper concludes by providing several potential co-housing issues and recommendations for enhancing the benefits of co-housing in Malaysia. © 2021, University of Malaya. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Design strategies;Best practices;Programmatic;Requirement; Architecture design;Future housing
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of the Built Environment
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2022 03:20
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2022 03:20

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