Association between Common Space Occupancy and Spatial Configuration in Japanese Nursing Home
This paper explores the association between common facility space occupancy and spatial configuration and aims to have higher space occupancy by spatial design. The spatial configuration includes geometric metrics and topologic metrics from Space syntax theory.The association between space occupancy and spatial configuration in twelve nursing homes is evaluated using the multiple linear regression model. The results show that spatial integration, connectivity, and area size are significant factors to space occupancy correlation. Therefore, allocating space with higher spatial integration, more connectivity, and the large area size are three effective ways to increase space occupancy in Japanese nursing homes.
Keywords: Space syntax; Space occupancy; Spatial configuration; Nursing home.
eISSN 2514-751X © 2019. The Authors. Published for AMER, ABRA & cE-Bs by E-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer-review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.