Theory and Practice of Spatial Planning | Number 6 | Year 2018 | ISSN 2350-3637

Marija Miloshevska Janakieska1, Martina Zbašnik-Senegačnik2, Kiril Gramatikov3, Manja Kitek Kuzman4

Architect's Perception of Glass Facade and Living Comfort in Office Buildings in Macedonia

DOI 10.15292/IU-CG.2018.06.058-065 | UDK 72.054 (497.7) | SUBMITTED: 8/2018 | REVISED: 9/2018 | PUBLISHED: 11/2018
Author's affiliation: 1 Faculty of Civil Engineering, University »Sts. Cyril & Methodius«, Macedonia , 2 University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Architecture, Slovenia, 3 Faculty of Civil Engineering, University “Sts. Cyril & Methodius", Macedonia, 4 University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, Slovenia

Living comfort in the architecture is described as a state of physical easiness, freedom, pleasant lifestyle, a relief from the stress and the well-being of the building`s users. Glass positively affects the living comfort, because it provides natural day-lightning and connection with outer space, thus enables creating a healthy environment in buildings. On the other hand, glazed surfaces also have a negative effect, such as cold feeling in winter, overheating in summer, glare effect and more. A sample of office buildings in Macedonia has been analysed, in order to understand the interest in using glazing technologies and to get a good overview of the problems and obstacles regarding glass facades. In this study, using a survey questionnaire, architect attitudes, awareness and preferences regarding the use of glass facade in Macedonia, are compared. The study is based on a sample of 67 architects using on-line survey, with a response rate of 24%. Results suggest that there is a positive perception in regards to the usage of glass facades in Macedonia, while at the same time, indicates problems in the awareness and willingness in incorporating glazing technologies. These findings can have implications for market opportunities, identifying barriers to glass facade adoption, and content for workshops, seminars, and other outreach mechanisms for architects in Macedonia.

glass facade, office building, living comfort, Macedonia


Miloshevska Janakieska, M., Zbašnik-Senegačnik, M., Gramatikov, K., Kitek Kuzman, M. (2018). Architect's Perception of Glass Facade and Living Comfort in Office Buildings in Macedonia. Igra Ustvarjalnosti - Creativity Game, 6/2018, 58-65.

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