Theory and Practice of Spatial Planning | Number 9 | Year 2021 | ISSN 2350-3637

Ljudmila Koprivec1, Martina Zbašnik-Senegačnik1, Živa Kristl2:

Analysis of Survey Responses to the Window Views

Creative Commons License DOI 10.15292/IU-CG.2021.09.014-023 | UDK 711.4:612.881 | SUBMITTED: 6/2021 | REVISED: 7/2021 | PUBLISHED: 11/2021
Author's affiliation: 1 University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Architecture, Slovenia, 2 European Faculty of Law, New University, Nova Gorica, Slovenia

Glazing elements are main architectural elements that allow visible contact with the exterior. The importance of looking out the window is neglected in practice, although many studies find that it has a beneficial effect on the well-being and health of observers and increases their living and visual comfort. The purpose of this study is to determine whether there are common denominators in the selected window views, which trigger comparable responses in observers. The study used a wide range of motifs of the window view. Quantitative and qualitative shares of various elements in the motif such as greenery, distance, complexity, and narrative elements are discussed and their impact on the response of observers. Responses are obtained through survey. The analysis is performed with the SPSS tool and with the qualitative evaluation of individual elements. The study confirmed that the motive of the window view influences the subjective responses of the respondents. The comparison of responses showed a consistent response of observers to a specific element in the motive of the window view. A predominantly unambiguous response was found in the motifs, which contained narrative element and an element of fascination. Indirectly, it can be concluded that the views of the natural environment are more desirable, while the views of predominantly urban environments are less attractive.

motives of the window view, daylight, natural environments, urban environment, hybrid environments


Koprivec, L., Zbašnik-Senegačnik, M., Kristl, Ž. (2021). Analysis of Survey Responses to the Window Views. Igra ustvarjalnosti - Creativity Game, (9), 14-23.

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