Abstract—This paper is a sequel of an earlier one in which both were based on results obtained from a survey study undertaken in six different public housing schemes in Katsina State. Overall, the study was aim at empirically identifying resident’s satisfaction on their houses with specific reference to some identified architectural elements, and to develop a working model using the respondents identified satisfaction indicators. In the first part the architectural elements that the occupants of these housing schemes will like to have were identified. These include elements that truly reflected their socio- cultural values, in addition to those provided in the initial design. In this second part therefore, the paper firstly, highlighted the documented architectural floor plans and secondly, proposed an architectural model in which the identified elements were integrated. The proposed architectural model was to serve as an inspiration for future designs of public and other mass housing projects. It was also meant to address the seeming design failure to reflect and accommodate the occupant’s socio cultural values. Through the integration of these elements, residents will relatively feel satisfied with architectural designs and physical alterations on the houses by the occupants will be greatly reduced.
Index Terms—Housing satisfaction, Katsina, public housing, satisfaction indicators,
Babangida Hamza is with the Department of Architectural Technology, Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic, Katsina (e- mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Babangida Hamza, "Architectural Modeling for Resident’s Housing Satisfaction Indicators in Public Prototype Housing-Katsina," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 131-135, 2013.