Architectural Design Strategies Of Sensory Integration Through Spaces For Autistic Children


Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can be identified among children that have difficulties in social interaction and communication, and also have a repetitive and limited behavioural pattern and interests. ASD also can be recognized on as a diverse way of being within the world where tactile encounter, cognitive handling, and discernment, social needs, and interface veer form neurotypical desires. The means in designing for ASD children appears to surround sensory environment issue and the behaviour of the autistic children. Review of literature on autism and design theories by designers in architectural intervention, sensory integration facilities or spaces such as sensory garden and farm, playscape, threshold, sensory gym, etc. considers as a driving factor in design strategies for autism centre which based on the children’s sensory quality and their sensory needs. The aim is to identify the design strategy of sensory integration spaces or activities through literature review and case studies. The study was carried out by direct observations, semi-structured interviews, and some research visits. Wide-Range research was accomplished on the adaptation of autism institution design strategies and sensory integration of spaces as the key study. This study is crucial to integrate summarize architectural design strategy with sensory integration through activities and spaces for providing a better environment for autism facilities.  

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Yi, L. H., Ghazali*, A., & Isa, M. H. M. (2017). Architectural Design Strategies Of Sensory Integration Through Spaces For Autistic Children. In P. A. J. Wahid, P. I. D. A. Aziz Abdul Samad, P. D. S. Sheikh Ahmad, & A. P. D. P. Pujinda (Eds.), Carving The Future Built Environment: Environmental, Economic And Social Resilience, vol 2. European Proceedings of Multidisciplinary Sciences (pp. 425-435). Future Academy.