Modern Housing Tranquillity in Malaysia from the Aspect of Thermal Comfort for Humid Hot Climate Zone
Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 436000 UKM Bangi, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Development of housing is imperative to enhance the society’s standard of living in this country. The factor of occupant comfort is the main element to indicate whether the housing is successful or not. In this writing, the thermal comfort discussed in only relating to the thermal comfort zone in Malaysia and the results from the study of the internal temperature of modern houses from previous researchers. Results by a few researchers found that modern houses are currently not reaching a good level of thermal comfort to live in and the designs are not capable to resolve the issue of discomfort in the internal environment of the houses in Malaysia. Therefore, thermal comfort is one of the important aspects of research in the development of modern housing because it plays a very important role in enhancing welfare, health and the quality of life or urban society.
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