Volume 9 (2010) Issue 2 Pages 547-553
It is generally acknowledged that non-closed space can be more easily adapted to family lifestyle changes in terms of house planning today, but some residents have raised the issue of indoor environment in the non-closed space. The aim of this paper is to understand how environmental factors can be changed according to different furniture layouts and to examine how residents respond to the environment condition in different non-closed spaces. The study utilized computational building simulations to understand the environmental condition and observes the residents′ behavior to understand the living style of different furniture layouts. From the simulation results and observation of behavior, the paper compares the environmental condition and the living style to interpret the cause and effect between the environment and behavior. SI housing (Skeleton and Infill Housing) can be assumed as one of the eligible examples of non-closed space and the study selects an existing SI housing unit to conduct the test. It was found that the environment condition is one of the important factors that influence behavior, and a layout with various environment conditions allows the resident to behave with more ease within their preferred environment condition.