—The purpose of this study is to investigate the
evolution in the use and demands for community spaces of
apartment complexes based on empirical resident assessment.
To this end, four apartment complexes in Busan of South Korea
were selected and their residents were each surveyed twice over
10 years. The first survey was conducted in 2001 and the second
in 2011. The survey results were then compared to analyze use,
satisfaction and demands with respect to community spaces.
The analysis included frequency analysis and variance analysis
aided by SPSS WIN 18. The results are followings. Firstly, some
community spaces of apartments changed in their usage
function. And problems arose in management and safety
aspects, such as deterioration, breakdown and noise. Secondly,
the use of community space in 2011was reported significantly
lower than 2001. Lastly, residents desired greater access to
exercise facilities and to green spaces to better enrich their lives.
This study will serve as a basis for future design of sustainable
community spaces in apartment complexes.
—Change of use and need, community space,
residents’ evaluation, sustainable communities of apartment
Tae Kyung Lee is with the Pusan National University of Busan, 609-735,
South Korea. She is now with the Department of Housing and Interior
Design, Elderly Research Institute (e-mail: sunney@ pusan.ac.kr).
Hye Gyoung Kang is with Kyung Sung University of Busan, 608-736,
South Korea (e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org).
Jeong Tai Kim is with the Architectural Engineering Department, Kyung
Hee University, Yongin 446-701, South Korea (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Tae Kyung Lee, Hye Gyoung Kang, and Jeong Tai Kim, "Residents’ Evaluation of Apartment Community Spaces
with Longitudinal Approach," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 70-74, 2015.