Civil Engineering and Architecture Vol. 9(7), pp. 2187 - 2195
DOI: 10.13189/cea.2021.090708
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Healthy Vertical Housing Study of Psychological Considerations

Lubna A. Kadhim *, Mufeed Ehsan Shok
Department of Architectures, University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq


The world population is growing significantly, and the population continues to flow from the countryside to the cities. Such phenomena make vertical housing a solution to these issues even if it is not as satisfactory as other forms of accommodation. The overview indicates that some adverse psychosocial effects have been consistently associated with elevated residential environments. The research problem has been identified. The effects of vertical housing on mental health and how these psychological effects can be reduced to create healthy vertical housing lack clarity. The research starts from a general hypothesis that vertical housing has adverse effects on the mental health of residents. Thus, the need lies in knowing the reasons for this effect and how to address it through design, thus creating healthy vertical residential buildings. The research adopted the descriptive analysis method based on the vocabulary of the theoretical framework extracted from previous proposals. The Interlace project in Singapore was chosen for the practical study after obtaining the title "the best building in the world" at the World Architecture Festival in 2015.

High-Rise Housing, Mental Health, Psychological Health, Social Connectivity, Vertical Housing

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[1] Lubna A. Kadhim , Mufeed Ehsan Shok , "Healthy Vertical Housing Study of Psychological Considerations," Civil Engineering and Architecture, Vol. 9, No. 7, pp. 2187 - 2195, 2021. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2021.090708.

(b). APA Format:
Lubna A. Kadhim , Mufeed Ehsan Shok (2021). Healthy Vertical Housing Study of Psychological Considerations. Civil Engineering and Architecture, 9(7), 2187 - 2195. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2021.090708.