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Title: LIVING ENVIRONMENT IN SINGAPORE: THE CASE OF HOUSING DESIGN
Authors: LAM SIU LING
Issue Date: 2004
Citation: LAM SIU LING (2004). LIVING ENVIRONMENT IN SINGAPORE: THE CASE OF HOUSING DESIGN. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: As Singapore economy progresses, housing design has been changing to meet resident's new demands and expectations. Housing is no longer just an accommodation, but to meet resident's aspirations as well. Neighbourhood design had transformed from no distinction between estates to one where residents are able to feel a sense of belonging and identification to their estates Blocks are no longer monotonous rectangular with uniform heights, but in interesting shapes of varying heights, creating interesting skylines. Flat types in different layouts, sizes and purposes were introduced to cater to different household needs. This study looks into the evolution of housing design over the decades, and the drivers of these changes. A survey was conducted to study resident's perception and preference of housing design today. Findings showed that housing design was not as significant as other factors in their selection criteria of buying a flat. It achieved little satisfaction, on par with the satisfaction level of their quality of life in Singapore. However, respondents were concerned with some aspects of housing design such as space areas and privacy. They desired flat units with privacy, bigger bedrooms and smaller kitchens. Of all housing types, 5-room flat was the most popular flat type that they would like to stay. Most of them had no preference over the type of flats they would want to stay. Majority would welcome the opportunity to design the layout of the flats themselves. Housing and Development Board could look into these views as useful information for planning purpose.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/217938
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