Evolution of User Comfort in Tunnel Formwork Housing Areas: Izmir as a Case Study
journal article
Houses are spaces where we spend most of our lives, meeting our accommodation needs and reflecting our personality and us. The tunnel formwork systems are effective in house production. They appeal to the people in different social status varying from high-incomers to low-incomers from the city center to the peripheries of city. Based on such determination, the satisfaction of house user set forth the main line of work. For this purpose, six parameters have been ascertained to determine the user’s comfort, by interrogating the comfort of interior space in the houses: The thermal comfort, visual comfort, acoustic comfort, humidity and moisture control and design quality. With the purpose of interrogating the user’s satisfaction, four mass housing areas constructed with tunnel formwork system in İzmir have been investigated. These are: Gaziemir Emlak Bankası Houses, TOKI Uzundere Houses, Mavişehir Stage I and Mavişehir Soyak Houses. After providing general information about all these mass houses, the surveys applied to the users have been evaluated.

Key words: tunnel formwork; housing; user comfort; user satisfaction
Tezgelen, Dilek and Ozgul Yilmaz Karaman. "Evolution of User Comfort in Tunnel Formwork Housing Areas: Izmir as a Case Study." Archnet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research, vol. 8, issue 1 (2014): 78-93.
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Dilek Tezgelen and Ozgul Yilmaz Karaman