Comparison Of Thermal Comfort Levels For Two Traditional Bugis Houses In Malaysia

Megat Abdullah, Aminatuzuhariah (2013) Comparison Of Thermal Comfort Levels For Two Traditional Bugis Houses In Malaysia. In: Sustainability In Built Environment I. ISI Publications. ISBN 978-983-2466-10-9


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The traditional houses are always associated as an ideal architectural design solution that response to hot and humid climate. However, nowadays, these traditional houses are rapidly destroyed and demolished to be replaced with modern housings especially in urban and sub-urban areas. Due to their rapid disappearance, it is important to record the thermal comfort levels of the said houses as guidelines to provide better housings in the future. The research had been conducted to investigate the thermal comfort levels in selected Bugis traditional houses in Johor to fill in the gap in this area. This paper highlights the thermal comfort levels of two Bugis houses that have almost a similar design and orientation. Except for the roofing materials, both houses have a similar construction materials for walls and floors, i.e., both are made of timbers. However, Daeng Hadadek’s house (DHH) has concrete tiles for its roofing materials, whilst Daeng Mapunah’s House (DMH) roof is made out of zinc. Data loggers measurement units were set-up in several locations in the said houses as well as in porches and left on site for two weeks. Other factors such as the design of the walls and openings and the immediate contexts of the houses were also taken into consideration when data was analyzed and concluded. It is found that DHH provides a better diurnal and nocturnal air temperatures compared to DMH. However, other factors such as matured trees beside the house and the design of openings do also affect the indoor temperatures both during the day and night time for some of the rooms in the houses.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Comfort Level, Bugis Traditional Houses, Climatic Response
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculty of Built Environment > Architecture
Depositing User: FAB IR Admin
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2015 09:14
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2015 09:14

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