Observation Of Two Generation Usability in Open Spaces At High-Rise Apartments
Increase of living in high-rise apartments brings pressure to urban dwellers quality of life. It challenges the
traditional way of living especially to family with children. This study with observation methods, survey of adults and
interview of children, attempts to identify two groups’ usability for high-rise apartments open spaces in Tehran. The
observations reveal that adults prefer landscape elements and social areas; however children prefer landscape elements and
children areas and there are differences in the way adults and children perceived their open spaces. Therefore, high-rises
open spaces have to be designed to meet both group needs and preferences.
Keywords - Landscape, High-rises, Open-spaces, Adults, Children.