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Title: EFFECTIVE OPEN GREEN SPACES ON RESIDENTS � WELLBEING IN HIGH-RISE RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES IN SINGAPORE
Authors: JIANG FAN
Keywords: Architecture
Design Technology and Sustainability
DTS
Master (Architecture)
Stephen Lau Siu-yu
2015/2016 Aki DTS
Community
Green Space
High-rise Residence
Wellbeing
Issue Date: 8-Dec-2015
Citation: JIANG FAN (2015-12-08). EFFECTIVE OPEN GREEN SPACES ON RESIDENTS � WELLBEING IN HIGH-RISE RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES IN SINGAPORE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In light of the increasing population size and diminishing livable land in cities across the world, high-rise residence is becoming the inevitable trend of urban living and will continue to sprawl and replace most conventional residential neighbourhoods. As residential buildings continue to grow vertically, it becomes crucial to examine the efficacy of open green spaces in recreating nature-like environment in the urban landscape and re-establishing the sense of communal living for future development of cities. If not taken into consideration, urban skyscrapers can become intimidating structures, and such suppressive living environment would affect people's Quality of Life (QoL) adversely. The potential benefits of effective green spaces in high-rise residential communities are immense; Not only do they provide a nature-like environment for the public to find refuge from their busy lives, they also help to facilitate interactions in the neighbourhood which would forge stronger bonding in the community. This paper examines the design of open green space in high-rise residential communities with regards to development of perceptual understanding of wellbeing overtime in the context of Singapore. Through investigation and comparison of the utility of three types of open green space designs in adjacent residential communities representing different design models overtime, this research paper aims to help identify which open green space design can help maintain a stable level of wellbeing of the residents in high-rise residential communities under Singapore’s current context and how it can be further developed to support future residential living with the evolving definition of wellbeing. Surveys were conducted amongst residents at chosen sites, looking specifically at the efficiency of respective open green space designs in bringing positive effects to residents’ Quality of Living. Findings suggest that there are clear changes in open green space designs overtime aiming to better fit the prevalent interpretation of residents’ wellbeing. However such ‘progressed’ designs may not benefit residents’ more. Such designs should be improved in terms of effective planning with respect to important design factors and leaving space for development by residents themselves to achieving the ultimate aims of forging stronger bonding and promoting healthy lifestyle within residential communities overtime.
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