Biophilic design in heritage indoor coworking space in George Town, Penang, Malaysia / Josephine Ong Ming Hui and Azizi Bahauddin

Ong, Ming Hui and Azizi, Bahauddin (2019) Biophilic design in heritage indoor coworking space in George Town, Penang, Malaysia / Josephine Ong Ming Hui and Azizi Bahauddin. Malaysian Journal of Sustainable Environment (MySE), 6 (2). pp. 1-19. ISSN 0128-326X

Official URL: http://www.myse.my/

Abstract

Modern lifestyles do influence Malaysian occupants to work long hours in a day in order to cope with large workloads and to meet a deadline. Majority of the occupants are overstressed, faced with negative emotions that lead to an unhealthy lifestyle. Studies show that nature is able to enhance human well-being by reconnecting human with natural elements in a built environment, which is known as biophilic design. Therefore, this study aims to create a biophilic design guideline to enhance occupants' well-being in heritage adaptive reuse indoor co-working space. This study is conducted in the Heritage World Site (WHS) in George Town, Penang. Mixed method research design was used to collect data from the site. Both qualitative and quantitative data were analysed using the triangulation method to validate the overall data and research by cross verifying the information from multiple methods to gather the data. The results proved that the existing biophilic design patterns do enhance co-workers' emotional well-being significantlyand it can be used as design guideline. In addition, this study also investigated different ways of biophilic design patterns application which can affect the quality of biophilic experiences.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Ong, Ming Huijosephine88@student.usm.my
Azizi, BahauddinUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > Sustainable architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > Sustainable architecture > Malaysia
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak > Seri Iskandar Campus
Journal or Publication Title: Malaysian Journal of Sustainable Environment (MySE)
Journal: UiTM Journal > Malaysian Journal of Sustainable Environment
ISSN: 0128-326X
Volume: 6
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 1-19
Official URL: http://www.myse.my/
Item ID: 29656
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biophilic design, Heritage indoor, Co-working space, Human well-being
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/29656

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