Study on the Investigation of Urban Furniture in Detached HousingGardens in Isparta City Center


Şahin C.

Avrupa Bilim ve Teknoloji Dergisi, vol.0, no.20, pp.566-571, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

Abstract

The aim of this study was investigating the urban furniture, structural and landscape elements in selected detached family house gardenslocated 33 neighborhoods in Isparta city center. However, these elements were determined in detail on site, and some evaluations weremade in terms of their intended use and intensity. It was found that 92 of 278 detached family house gardens have at least one typeurban furniture. In hese gardens have 24.5% of had a sitting element, 7.2% of had plant boxes, 4.3% had water object and only 2.2% ofhad playground. It has also realized that with only limited number of exceptions, most of these elements were unable to create aestheticappearance and could not serve as a focal point in the landscape design practices. Moreover 174 detached family home gardens have atleast one structural element. The storage shed were found to be dominantly present (26.6%), followed by sitting areas (24.1%), animalshelter (14.1%), garage (14.1%), stove/owen (3.2%) and greenhouse (0.7%), respectively. Some photographs were taken to reflect thevisited residential gardens and the state of structural elements used. Based on observations and participants responds, most of thedetached family house gardens has not design properties with realistic sense and not follow landscape design rules.