The semantic value of plants in the perception of space

OZBILEN A. , Kalin A.

BUILDING AND ENVIRONMENT, vol.36, no.2, pp.257-279, 2001 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0360-1323(99)00058-x
  • Page Numbers: pp.257-279


People are satisfied with their environment as long as they understand the physical character of it. Because of this, in order to design understandable, clear and acceptable environments, designers have to increase the meaning of spaces. When open and semi-open spaces are mentioned, plants become an important space component. In accordance with this point of view, the aim of this study is to define the role of plants in constructing prefered environments and to find out which plants have suitable semantic value for planting designs that express the identity of buildings and spaces with different functional