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Creation of Appealing Roadside Landscapes Using Elements of Prospect and Refuge Value

Show simple item record Samarasekara, GN Imali, NBG 2015-10-05T15:28:30Z 2015-10-05T15:28:30Z 2015-10-05
dc.description.abstract Aesthetic improvements to roadside landscapes presents many challenges to the road professionals. Lack of documented knowledge of local landscape preferences force them to import design treatments that may not evoke any preference feeling within the locals. Landscapes with high prospect/ refuge values show high preference levels. Prospect can be defined as being able to see/understand more information while Refuge is defined being able to have a refuge. This study is aimed to identify preferable roadside design elements due to the high prospect/ refuge value associated. In an experiment participants viewed a set of 15 streetscape videos and identified prospect and refuge landscapes giving reasons for selection. Using, a standard qualitative content analysis two, three-step hierarchical conceptual models were developed to describe prospect and refuge landscapes. The prospect symbols were evoked from natural and artificial landscape elements At a more detailed level many Sri Lankan specific symbols were identified for the designers to work on. These included presence of coconut/ mango trees or painted structures, bus stand, fruit stalls, fish stalls. The refuge symbols resulted from natural &artificial landscape elements, space demarcation, road safety items, well designed & constructed roads, well maintained roads, place to stay, activities, road boundary demarcation, road structures, separated walking spaces. The outcomes of this work can be extended to design preferable roadside landscapes that are meaningful to road users. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Prospect, Refuge, Roadside Landscape Symbolism, Design Elements en_US
dc.title Creation of Appealing Roadside Landscapes Using Elements of Prospect and Refuge Value en_US
dc.type Conference-Full-text en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Architecture en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Architecture en_US
dc.identifier.year 2014 en_US
dc.identifier.conference Second International Urban Design Conference on Cities, People and Places ICCPP- 2014 en_US Colombo en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos p. 290-298 en_US en_US

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