Satisfaction of Residents of Tehran Residential Towers from Cultural Aspect (Case Study: A.S.P Residential Tower and Tehran International Tower)

Authors

1 M.A. in Architectural Technology ,a member of Young Researchers and Elite Club, Robat Karim Branch, Islamic Azad University, Robat Karim, Iran.

2 Ph.D. in Architecture, a member of Young Researchers and Elite Club, Robat Karim Branch, Islamic Azad University, Robat Karim, Iran.

Abstract

Today, urbanization (living at apartments) phenomenon as the most common type of residence of cities has been changed so that mainly reflects the chaos in this area. Too much attention paid to economic indicators compromised the balance in the housing sector and created a new type of buildings. The occurred changes indicate ignoring cultural characteristics, less attention paid to cultural concepts, moving away from Iranian traditional architecture and as a result, low quality of life in residential complexes. Low quality of life from all dimensions, spiritually, mentally, and physically, in residential complexes, due to its special circumstances such as high population density, caused discontent of residents which itself led to other types of problems including unfamiliarity and lack of willingness to communicate with others and the environment and in other word, low social interaction between people, etc. that needs to be addressed. The purpose of this paper is to assess satisfaction of residents of two residential complexes of Tehran International Tower and Nobonyad Tower, and identify factors affecting on it and as well effect of cultural indicators on it. The present study is an applied research in which about 20 residents of the two complexes were randomly studied. The residents' satisfaction with regard to the intended measures were evaluated and compared by questionnaires. The results suggest that there is a direct link between increased cultural indicators and higher quality of life and therefore satisfaction of the residents.

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