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Creating Places through Architecture: Can environment-behaviour research help?

Asian Journal of Behavioural Studies

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      For quite some time, architects have been struggling to benefit from the vast body of environment-behaviour research to produce meaningful architecture. Written examples of such efforts are few and far between. In this context, this paper presents an attempt by a student of architecture to employ environment-behaviour research in the design of an elder’s home and discusses the potentials and problems of the approach. It shows that if theory of architecture, design practices and environment-behaviour research could be re-orientate towards and employ the idea of place as a bridging concept,it will facilitate such a link between the environment-behaviour research and design.2398-4295 © 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 ( 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.Keywords: Architectural design; place; environment-behaviour research; design studio

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      Asian Journal of Behavioural Studies
      e-IPH Ltd.
      July 01 2016
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