The relationship of ventilation and thermal comfort
Design Approach of Natural Air Ventilation to Achieve
Thermal Comfort in Glass Shed, Sekeping Serendah
Natural Air Ventilation
Malay Traditional Houses
Thermal Comfort (Environmental Factors):
• Air Temperature
• Radiant Temperature
• Air Velocity
1. What is Thermal Comfort ? How to achieve Thermal Comfort ?
2. How does passive design promote natural air ventilation of
Glass Shed ?
3. What is the influence of vernacular Malay houses design to
Glass Shed ?
4. What type of local material are introduced and used in Glass
Shed to enhance ventilation or to achieve thermal comfort ?
Modern Material : Traditional Material :
-reduce visibility to fuse with surrounding
-allow air to flow through (reduce obstacle)
-to absorb heat and provide shade
-to allow maximum amount of natural
light coming in
-to celebrate the contextual view
Concrete and Bricks
-low thermal capacity
-heat insulator (maintain cool temprature)
Opening and Orientation of the
building allow the ventilation to
The design of Glass Shed carried
the architectural language of
traditional malay houses yet by
using the new modern material,
the façade is polish and elegant
compare with traditional houses.
The climatic design adaptation is
pretty well pictured in Glass Shed
as they use different type of
window for the façade to control
ventilation and frame view to show
the essence of architecture.