Evaluating the Quality of Optimal Privacy in the Study Spaces of Libraries and its Impact On the Satisfaction Rates of Consulting Individuals (Case Study : Public Library of Qazvin)

Document Type: Original Article

Authors

1 Assistant Professor of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, Qazvin Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin, Iran

2 M.Arch., Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, Qazvin Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin, Iran

Abstract

Privacy is one of the essential needs of the human being. And the balance between privacy and social interactions between individuals are influenced by the architectural elements enriched by cultural values of each society which would lead to a sense of satisfaction in environment as well. The scope of environmental psychology is on the relationship between human and the his/ her environments; we can refer to these factors and Indicators as impactful factors on evaluating the quality of spaces: the privacy, personal space, territories, and the congestion. Nowadays, regardless of the existence of number of libraries in the cities but the number of consulting individuals, especially those who enter the libraries to study have increased. The aim of this study is to evaluate the factor of privacy vt studying it as an impacting factor in designing the study spaces in libraries. The chosen research methodology in this research is a survey method and an inductive argument method is used to prove the research hypotheses.  Data collection method is attributive (library) and as of a field research type. We will reach for some results at the end of the article to identify a number of  some rates for the optimal privacy factor in the study spaces of libraries to increase the levels of satisfaction of individuals in the libraries.

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