Perception Of Space Changing With Cultural Codes

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Tapkı S., Öztürk Aksoy E., Koç Ünlüsoy A.

ICNTAD Conference 4 th International Conference on New Trends in Architecture and Interior Design, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 11 - 13 May 2018, pp.259-264

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Sankt-Peterburg
  • Country: Russia
  • Page Numbers: pp.259-264
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: Yes


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 memory? -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.