Utilization of Shop House Corridor in Medan


  • Wahyuni Zahrah Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, University of Sumatera Utara, Indonesia
  • Shella Lie Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, University of Sumatera Utara, Indonesia




Urban corridor, built environment, environment behavior, Medan.


The paper means to explore how people use and perceive the shop house corridor as the most built environment found in Medan, Indonesia. The research observed the adaptation and or adjustment pattern of people in their built environment through behavioral mapping. The study did an interview with users of the space to get people perception of the built environment quality. The result indicates that people used space mostly for market activities, in particular for the movable street vendor, besides the circulation path function. The users make some adaptation to fit their needs. They “divided†urban space and mark their territory based on the “unwritten agreement†and   tolerance.

Keywords: Urban corridor; built environment; environment behavior; Medan.

eISSN 2398-4295 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. 

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21834/ajbes.v3i13.157


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How to Cite

Zahrah, W., & Lie, S. (2018). Utilization of Shop House Corridor in Medan. Asian Journal of Behavioural Studies, 3(13), 201–212. https://doi.org/10.21834/ajbes.v3i13.157