Observation Of Two Generation Usabilityin 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.