Effects of primary school's physical environment on children's spatial perception and behavior The case of Kagithane, Istanbul, Turkey

Türel A., Gür E. A.

ARCHNET-IJAR INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ARCHITECTURAL RESEARCH, vol.13, no.2, pp.425-443, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier


Purpose - The relationship between the child and his/her physical environment is an area of interaction that includes social, psychological and cultural factors along with the spatial experience, perception and behavior of the child. This study is based on the effects of spatial perception and behavior of the child within the physical environment of primary schools. In this direction, the purpose of this paper is to investigate how spatial and physical characteristics of primary school typologies affect the spatial perception and behavior of the child. Also, the parameters affecting spatial perception and behavior are examined.