Retrospection on the Design of Pedestrian Pathways in a Public Area Interface
School of Housing, Building and Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800, Penang, Malaysia
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Some architectural features that cater to human needs, either aesthetically or functionally, include imageability, enclosure, human scale, transparency, and complexity. However, these features cannot be reasonably measured to test the link between design and behaviour. This study looks at the need for maintaining mosque sanctums while allowing the free flow of pedestrians on a university campus. Pedestrian movements are measured through two methods, either the “Thumb Method” or “Pixel Counting,” to recognize routes that require improved design. The results of this study showed that pedestrian movements form a basis for design characteristics which also help to clarify route directions for pathway design.
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