Student Dormitory: Understanding the Psychological Effects of Space
The students are gradually increasing as the population of a town, city and urban areas are continuing growing. Some of these people come from other provinces and far away countries. Some of the students study on schools that are known for their historical backgrounds and credible knowledge learned by graduates. These schools are usually found in urban and rural areas wherein the available land area for building a structure is scarce and usually cost high. An urban area is characterized by higher population density and vast human features in comparison to areas surrounding it. Urban areas may be cities, towns or conurbations. Top universities and schools mostly have branches in these urban areas. The populations in these cities every school semester are congested and may lead to overcrowding. Students nowadays are living inside a dormitory which is adjacent and near to school. Dormitories are classified as multi-story structures and majorities are found inside urban community. The university belt in the Philippines is the best example of an urbanized area with colleges and schools around. It has allot of dormitories which provides the student with cafeterias, food branch, 24/7 stores and a place to sleep and study. Interior spaces can affect a student psychologically which can cause problems in studying and creating tasks. The problem calls for a design of a dormitory which can understand the psychological effects of spaces. Areas which can be determined for studying, eating, sleeping and for multi-purpose. Behavioral analysis of students in a particular area can predict spaces that function most. A small space of a tenant living inside should be able to do all his required activity.
PUNSALAN, Mikhail V. AR-4A