Designing basic housing floor plan to solve house pricing issue for middle-income citizens

A. R. Musa, Norngainy Mohd Tawil, A. I. Che-Am, Hassan Basri, M. A. Mokhtar

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The current price increase for residential homes has assumed a place as a serious issue in recent years. House prices have escalated for the past 15 years and the increase has been drastic for a lot of urban areas in several states. The issue of affordability of houses for low-income earners are often has been discussed and attention by the relevant parties. But, the problem of the ability to own a home that experienced more critical are for the middle-income. Due requirement for buying house for the middle-income group are limited because they unqualified to buy a low-cost houses but unfortunately the price of medium cost houses currently skyrocketing high. Among the factors for this increase which can be resolved and examined in this study would be the design intricacies and the price increase of construction materials. Therefore, this study will introduce the approach of basic house concept design as an avenue to overcome any issues concerning price increase. This concept is adopted as a step towards reducing the market price for houses, by reducing the use of interior construction materials but at the same time allowing the owners to add some space in the future, according to their needs. Space addition can be done horizontally and vertically whereby space or room addition can be carried out by building one's own interior walls and adding another storey to the house, without affecting the house's original structure. The basic housing design approach is a strategy in providing a landed affordable housing for middle income citizens where this concept offer a home with a bedroom, kitchen, toilet and living.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)208-213
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Business Management
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Affordable housing
Low income
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Market price
Affordability
Owners
House prices
Urban areas

Keywords

  • Besic home design
  • House price
  • Kitchen
  • Middle income citizen
  • Residential homes

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  • Strategy and Management

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Designing basic housing floor plan to solve house pricing issue for middle-income citizens. / Musa, A. R.; Mohd Tawil, Norngainy; Che-Am, A. I.; Basri, Hassan; Mokhtar, M. A.

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