Life on the edge : the effects of building facade three dimensionality on public social behaviour

Joyce, Timothy & Guaralda, Mirko (2013) Life on the edge : the effects of building facade three dimensionality on public social behaviour. In_Bo : Ricerche e progetti per il territorio, la cittá e l’architettura, 4(1), pp. 158-173.

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Links between the built environment and human behaviour have long been of interest to those involved in the fields of urban planning and architecture, but direct assessments of the links between the three-dimensional building façade form and human behaviour are rare. Much work has been completed on subjects’ responses to the aesthetic of architectural frontages but this has generally been conducted using two-dimensional images of structures and in no way assesses human responses when in the presence of these structures. This research has set about observing the behaviour of individuals and groups in the public realm and recording their reactions to architecture which has a distinct three-dimensional character, with particular reference to the street level façade. The behaviour was recorded and quantified and indicated that there is significant differences in human behaviour around these various types of architecture.

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ID Code: 60632
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: Public Space, Urban Design, Placemaking, Subtropical Cities
DOI: 10.6092/issn.2036-1602/3711
ISSN: 2036-1602
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Please consult the authors.
Deposited On: 06 Jun 2013 01:55
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2013 06:05

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