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Residential satisfaction in high-rise buildings
The purpose of this thesis was to investigate the residential satisfaction in highrise buildings. It presents the study of factors influencing residential satisfaction in highrise buildings of a sample of subjects in a chosen residential area in MavisÌ§ehir, Izmir.The context is provided by focusing on the determinants which affect residential satisfaction such as housing system, safety and security, privacy, social interaction and relationships (neighborhood), and physical qualities of building material. The methodological argument of the thesis is that, contrary to conventional conceptions, resident satisfaction cannot be measured on the basis of subjects. response to their flat, but must take into consideration the apartment building and environment. The research methodology centers around the administering of a survey questionnaire to 262 subjects randomly selected from 58 high-rise apartment buildings in MavisÌ§ehir. The number included 98 males and 164 females. The age range of the sample group was between 16 and 85. Questions included items concerning the flat, the building, and the environment. The findings indicated general satisfaction. Scientific research, however, ought not remain at this level of conclusion and concentrate more on the negative data, which indicate the design problems architects and planners ought to focus on for production of spaces and built environment for human satisfaction. Keywords: Residential Satisfaction, High-rise, Design, Skyscraper, MavisÌ§ehir.