The effects of environmental factors on the social interaction of children in need of protection in outdoor living spaces

Kara E., Ozkan D.

ARCHNET-IJAR INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ARCHITECTURAL RESEARCH, vol.16, no.1, pp.69-89, 2022 (AHCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1108/arch-06-2021-0154
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), Scopus, Avery, Design & Applied Arts Index, Index Islamicus
  • Page Numbers: pp.69-89
  • Keywords: Social interaction, Environmental factors, Children in need of protection, Outdoor living spaces, Village-type settlement, EYE-CONTACT, DISTANCE, ORIENTATION
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose - Social interaction has a vital role in the healthy development of children. Growing up without a family for children - who are called "children in need of protection" (CNP) in this study - can cause developmental disorders. Social interaction with their peers and with society is important for their well-being, as well as for the whole society. So, for the good of both, more appropriate and supportive living environments should be produced. In this study, the authors will try to answer the question: How do environmental factors affect the social interaction of CNP in outdoor spaces within a village-type settlement?