Appropriate Architecture and Urban Design Research Centre for Creative Thinking and Communication
Progressive research activities, assess entail factors in future societies, are strongly dependent on the creativity and innovation. This paper considers the built environment as one of the influential aspect in creativity and innovation and seeks its appropriate features. Among various choices, we adopt academic research centers of architecture and urban design for the sake of this study. At first, we identify four effective spatial characteristics, including privacy, beauty, spatial diversity, and proximity. Then, we conduct the analysis based on the survey method and, ultimately, we propose some design patterns in order to enhance the researchers’ creativity and innovation.
Keywords: Architecture and urban design research center; creativity; innovation; spatial characteristics.
eISSN 2514-751X © 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.