House Design Preferred by Malay Wives

Mayamin Yuhaniz, Mahmud Mohd Jusan
2018 Asian Journal of Quality of Life  
Previous studies suggest that home activities affect house design significantly. This paper aims at identifying roles and household activities of Malay wives and their relationship with house design preferences. A study was carried out on selected working and non-working Malay wives of Bandar Tenggara, Johor, Malaysia, using a combination of structured and semi-structured questionnaire survey. The results suggest that activities such as cooking and other day-to-day operations have some
more » ... have some correlation with their sense of space. The results suggest that patterns of housewives' home activities affect their house design preferences.Keywords: Home activities; house design; women preferences; working and non-working housewives. eISSN 2398-4279 © 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:10.21834/ajqol.v3i10.99 fatcat:54fwwcaxsvdo5lpd37jjeixl5e