A Basic Study on the Analysis of Spatial Hierarchy in the Elderly Care Facility

AUTHORS

Youhee Heo,Student, Major of Interior Design, College of Design, Sangmyung University, Cheonan, Korea
Hyunmin Lee,Student, Major of Interior Design, College of Design, Sangmyung University, Cheonan, Korea
Heangwoo Lee*,Student, Major of Interior Design, College of Design, Sangmyung University, Cheonan, Korea

ABSTRACT

Recently, perceptions of the elderly in the modern era are changing from weak and isolated to healthy seniors seeking to resume normal social activities. In keeping with this, elderly care facilities have a circulating flow system and are trying to provide social functions to elderly patients. However, there have been few studies on elderly care facilities, and the existing studies have the problem of taking an approach based on the outdated concept of weak elderly people. As such, the objective of this study is to provide basic data for use in the design of future elderly care facilities by analyzing the hierarchy and cognition of a circulating flow system of elderly care facilities. This study applied spatial syntax for the analysis, and the conclusions reached are as follows. 1) When analyzing connectivity, it was found to be high, with major corridors and elevator halls. However, it was low with the common spaces, such as a lounge, which is intended to attract people. This is an undesirable result in terms of community activation, and needs to be improved. 2) Although a nurse station requires a relatively high degree of control, its degree of control was actually low. To improve this, it is necessary to connect it to a convex space with a high degree of control, or to increase its cognition. 3) The local integration for common spaces excluding corridor spaces was relatively low, which means that it is difficult for elderly patients with low cognition to use.

 

KEYWORDS

Elderly, Elderly facility, Circulating traffic, Space syntax, Space hierarchy

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CITATION

  • APA:
    Heo,Y.& Lee,H.& Lee*,H.(2021). A Basic Study on the Analysis of Spatial Hierarchy in the Elderly Care Facility. Journal of Human-centric Science and Technology Innovation, 1(2), 17-22. 10.21742/JHSTI.2021.1.2.3
  • Harvard:
    Heo,Y., Lee,H., Lee*,H.(2021). "A Basic Study on the Analysis of Spatial Hierarchy in the Elderly Care Facility". Journal of Human-centric Science and Technology Innovation, 1(2), pp.17-22. doi:10.21742/JHSTI.2021.1.2.3
  • IEEE:
    [1] Y.Heo, H.Lee, H.Lee*, "A Basic Study on the Analysis of Spatial Hierarchy in the Elderly Care Facility". Journal of Human-centric Science and Technology Innovation, vol.1, no.2, pp.17-22, Apr. 2021
  • MLA:
    Heo Youhee, Lee Hyunmin and Lee* Heangwoo. "A Basic Study on the Analysis of Spatial Hierarchy in the Elderly Care Facility". Journal of Human-centric Science and Technology Innovation, vol.1, no.2, Apr. 2021, pp.17-22, doi:10.21742/JHSTI.2021.1.2.3

ISSUE INFO

  • Volume 1, No. 2, 2021
  • ISSN(p):0
  • ISSN(e):2653-0007
  • Published:Apr. 2021

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