Sub-classification Processes of the Cul-de-sac Courtyards

Authors

  • Anniz Fazli Ibrahim Bajunid Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Shah Alam, Malaysia
  • Mohamed Yusoff Abbas Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Shah Alam, Malaysia
  • Abdul Hadi Nawawi Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Shah Alam, Malaysia
  • Alias Rameli International Policy Evaluation and Research Unit, Research And Development Division, Federal Department of Town and Country Planning, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/aje-bs.v3i10.320

Abstract

Shah Alam has exhibited flourishing cul-de-sac courtyard neighbourhoods, which has stirred debatable interests. The objective of this paper is to continue the discourse in measurable analysis of sub-classifications. The paper assembles physical data with key characteristics that make-up the physical construct of a cul-de-sac courtyard by administering measurements, observations and checklists. The sub-classification processes led to preliminary key factors such as density, size, design forms and user implications. 18 cul-de-sac courtyards in Shah were catalogued and inventoried, elucidating its syntax. The database introduced potential in longitudinal research of the socio-spatial micro-neighbourhood unit, towards pragmatic applications in emergent design practices.

Keywords: Cul-de-sac syntax; cul-de-sac courtyards; micro-communities; design practices.

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.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/aje-bs.v3i10.320

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Published

2018-08-24

How to Cite

Ibrahim Bajunid, A. F., Abbas, M. Y., Nawawi, A. H., & Rameli, A. (2018). Sub-classification Processes of the Cul-de-sac Courtyards. Asian Journal of Environment-Behaviour Studies, 3(10), 133-141. https://doi.org/10.21834/aje-bs.v3i10.320

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