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User values related to mass housing in Bushehr, Iran

Moghimi, V. and Mohd. Jusan, M. and Mahdinejad, J. (2017) User values related to mass housing in Bushehr, Iran. Indoor and Built Environment, 27 (10). pp. 1364-1378. ISSN 1420-326X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1420326X17718613


Provision of quality housing is tied to meeting end-user values. In the context of housing development in Iran, a lack of understanding of user values in dwelling space design has contributed to the creation of incongruent living environments. This study aims to develop a deeper understanding of user psychological perception on value creators in housing design. An empirical study adopting the means-end chain model utilizing soft laddering techniques was conducted among occupants of mass housing built in Bushehr, Iran. The perception of value creators among southwestern inhabitants of Iran covers a wide range of subjects. It involves the provision of aesthetic environments, utilization of natural attributes and the provision of spacious, effective, well-organized environments that meet occupants' needs for privacy and comfort. Furthermore, accommodating attributes for strengthening the integrity and intimacy of the family was imperative. The provision of healthy environments for pleasure and subsistence include other value creators. Identifying perceptions on value creators among occupants provides valuable insight into the desired quality aspects of housing design. It assists designers to align their thought processes with future would-be users, enhancing the design quality to deliver a congruent living environment for occupants.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Means-end chain, Perceptual orientation, Quality housing, Soft laddering, User values, Value creators
Subjects:N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:77232
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:31 May 2018 17:53
Last Modified:10 Sep 2020 11:39

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