Architecture for Children: Understanding Children Perception towards Built Environment

Said, Ismail (2007) Architecture for Children: Understanding Children Perception towards Built Environment. In: Conference on Challenges and Experiences in Developing Architectural Education in Asia.


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This paper discusses the importance to teach students on architecture for children base on the perception of the children, not on the presumption of adults. It focuses on the approach teaching design and planning of built environment for young children, early to middle childhood. A trans-disciplinary approach is introduced integrating the knowledge of childhood development, architecture and landscape architecture. Therefore, teaching design studio on children’s architecture begins with the discussion on functioning of children to the built environment. That is, how sensorial and motoric actions as well as social activities of children are influenced by the elements of architecture and landscape. Finally, the effects on children’s functioning are discussed in terms of designing and planning buildings and landscape for the children.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Children’s architecture, children’s functioning, cognitive development
Divisions: Faculty of Built Environment > Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: FAB IR Admin
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2013 05:50
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2013 05:50

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