ICNTAD Conference 4 th International Conference on New Trends in Architecture and Interior Design, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 11 - 13 May 2018, pp.259-264
Space is perceived distinctly by every individual according to the experience that is acquired. It is commonly argued that the
reason behind that is the effect of personal qualifications besides cultural background. While the reason of that the individuals
who share the same cultural values evaluate the same space differently is their personal qualifications, the individuals from
different cultural background evaluate the same space in various manner because of their cultural variations.
This study will question whether the Bozok University academic and administrative staff’s perception and value on the
constructed environment changing over time, the factors that effects the perception, the role of their cultural codes on their
perception of space and whether the education they received has any effect. In the context of the study, these questions are
asked to receive responses:
-Which image elements are primarily used to express the perception of space which develop in university staff’s visual
-Can the education they received have any effect on the perception of space?
-Can the environmental perception differentiate over time and via experience?
How the cultural background effect on space reading is starting point of this study. The problem of the study is the question
of what the differences of perception of space in university staff who grew up in rural and urban areas are.
The purpose of the study is questioning the perceptional space reading of individuals in architectural spaces which constitute
with personal experiences. Since perception is the experiences that are established in the memory of every individuals.
Experience involves both the cultural, economic and social data of the society and personal accumulation. Space reading is
experience that depends on perception. The contribution of the study on space perception is examining the specific levels of
physical elements (focus points, district and roads) that are put emphasis on cognitive mapping studies with personal factors
and experience together.
Key Words: Perception; space; space reading; cultural codes.