Effect of architectural and spatial variables on the perception of crowding

K. S. Anantha Krishna

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

The study investigates, in a field setting, the differences in the behavioural responses of subjects, between two sets of contrasting built environments, viz., ‘low crowded’ and ‘high crowded’ settings, which were classified as such on the basis of the assumed effects of six spatial and architectural variables. The study revealed that four variables, viz., physical density, social density, partitioning and illumination, were significantly related to measures of perception of crowding. The results have been offered as four hypotheses which are to be tested across different activity environments in order to be generalised for their validity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-108
Number of pages14
JournalArchitectural Science Review
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-1991
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Lighting

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Architecture

Cite this

@article{1dd6e892922b4489bf55d99032c6e0b1,
title = "Effect of architectural and spatial variables on the perception of crowding",
abstract = "The study investigates, in a field setting, the differences in the behavioural responses of subjects, between two sets of contrasting built environments, viz., ‘low crowded’ and ‘high crowded’ settings, which were classified as such on the basis of the assumed effects of six spatial and architectural variables. The study revealed that four variables, viz., physical density, social density, partitioning and illumination, were significantly related to measures of perception of crowding. The results have been offered as four hypotheses which are to be tested across different activity environments in order to be generalised for their validity.",
author = "{Anantha Krishna}, {K. S.}",
year = "1991",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1080/00038628.1991.9697300",
language = "English",
volume = "34",
pages = "95--108",
journal = "Architectural Science Review",
issn = "0003-8628",
publisher = "Earthscan",
number = "3",

}

Effect of architectural and spatial variables on the perception of crowding. / Anantha Krishna, K. S.

In: Architectural Science Review, Vol. 34, No. 3, 01.01.1991, p. 95-108.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Effect of architectural and spatial variables on the perception of crowding

AU - Anantha Krishna, K. S.

PY - 1991/1/1

Y1 - 1991/1/1

N2 - The study investigates, in a field setting, the differences in the behavioural responses of subjects, between two sets of contrasting built environments, viz., ‘low crowded’ and ‘high crowded’ settings, which were classified as such on the basis of the assumed effects of six spatial and architectural variables. The study revealed that four variables, viz., physical density, social density, partitioning and illumination, were significantly related to measures of perception of crowding. The results have been offered as four hypotheses which are to be tested across different activity environments in order to be generalised for their validity.

AB - The study investigates, in a field setting, the differences in the behavioural responses of subjects, between two sets of contrasting built environments, viz., ‘low crowded’ and ‘high crowded’ settings, which were classified as such on the basis of the assumed effects of six spatial and architectural variables. The study revealed that four variables, viz., physical density, social density, partitioning and illumination, were significantly related to measures of perception of crowding. The results have been offered as four hypotheses which are to be tested across different activity environments in order to be generalised for their validity.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84947850675&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84947850675&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/00038628.1991.9697300

DO - 10.1080/00038628.1991.9697300

M3 - Article

VL - 34

SP - 95

EP - 108

JO - Architectural Science Review

JF - Architectural Science Review

SN - 0003-8628

IS - 3

ER -