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      Modification Trends of Terraced Houses: A case study of Section 7, Shah Alam, Selangor

      Asian Journal of Environment-Behaviour Studies
      e-IPH Ltd.

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          Terraced or link houses have been one of the most popular housing schemes lived by modern Malaysians from all walks of life due to its design and affordability amongst all landed properties. Conversely, the mass housing production concept has its disadvantages and in most cases could not complement to the diverse individual needs and personal satisfaction of personalisation. The most distinctive evidence is the adhered normal practice to renovate or modify houses even as early as when the owner is given vacant possession of the property. Users make changes for various reasons such as for personal needs, functional requirements or just plainly for aesthetic appeal. Housing modification or occurs when users modify the interior or exterior physical components of their homes. Modification works ranges from a simple change of colour of the facade to major structural changes to the home. It is also much based on individual affordability and the timing J{Jr the modifications to be made. A questionnaire survey was conducted in a terraced housing development in Section 7, Shah Alam, Selangor, to establish the personalisation trends and the motivational desires behind the personalisation. © 2016 The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA 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, UniversitiTeknologi MARA, Malaysia. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21834/aje-bs.v1i1.166 Keywords: Housing, personalisation

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          Psychology,Urban design & Planning,Urban studies,General behavioral science,Cultural studies


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