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    • ISSN: 1793-8236 (Online)
    • Abbreviated Title Int. J. Eng. Technol.
    • Frequency:  Quarterly 
    • DOI: 10.7763/IJET
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IJET 2015 Vol.7(4): 276-281 ISSN: 1793-8236
DOI: 10.7763/IJET.2015.V7.804

Residents’ Evaluation of Apartment Community Spaces with Longitudinal Approach

Tae Kyung Lee, Hye Gyoung Kang, and Jeong Tai Kim

Abstract—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.

Index Terms—Change of use and need, community space, residents’ evaluation, sustainable communities of apartment complex.

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:segerow@ks.ac.kr).
Jeong Tai Kim is with the Architectural Engineering Department, Kyung Hee University, Yongin 446-701, South Korea (e-mail: jtkim@khu.ac.kr).


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.

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