Users’ Perceptions and Preferences of Landscape Gardens in a High-Rise Office Building

  • Nooriati Taib School of Housing, Building & Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800, Penang, Malaysia
  • Aldrin Abdullah School of Housing, Building & Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800, Penang, Malaysia

Abstract


Amidst today’s energy-economic crisis, the introduction of green spaces in a high-rise building is one way of reducing building’s cooling load, which at present relies mainly on air conditioning. This paper evaluates users’ perceptions and expectations in three different landscape gardens on a 21-storey high-rise office building in Penang, Malaysia. The questionnaire focuses on comfort level, landscape preferences as well as expectations and use of space. The low usage factor was attributed to the unawareness of the gardens’ existence, low accessibility and users’ preference of staying indoors. The three gardens are significantly different in its overall comfort level, thermal comfort parameters, attractions and number of visits.


Keywords : Users’ perceptions; Landscape gardens; Landscape preferences; High-rise.


eISSN 2514-7528 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.


https://doi.org/10.21834/jabs.v3i8.291 

Published
2018-05-24
How to Cite
TAIB, Nooriati; ABDULLAH, Aldrin. Users’ Perceptions and Preferences of Landscape Gardens in a High-Rise Office Building. Journal of ASIAN Behavioural Studies, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 8, p. 199-207, may 2018. ISSN 2514-7528. Available at: <https://jabs.e-iph.co.uk/index.php/jABs/article/view/291>. Date accessed: 11 dec. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.21834/jabs.v3i8.291.
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