Document Type: Original Paper
Ph. D. Department of Art and Architecture, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
Associate Professor, Department of Architecture,University College of Fine Arts, Tehran, Iran
Decreasing qualitative aspects of residential environments is a real problem in recent public housing of Kerman. This article is concentrated on surveying the impact of in-between spaces on residential environments quality (REQ), to evaluate different kinds of it and to determine interrelation of two main components: residents individual characteristics and characteristics of in-between spaces. Levels of in-between spaces include empirical-aesthetic, performance and environmental characteristics to determine degrees of residents satisfaction (RSAT). Eighteen selected components of in-between spaces quality (ISQ) assess the RSAT degrees in three residential environments of Kerman. Needed data obtained from structured interviews with residents and observation checklists. A direct relationship found between RSAT and ISQ in all three surveyed residential environments. The REQ index is highly and positively correlated with satisfaction of the three levels of in-between spaces and residents individual characteristics such as ownership and residential period.