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Water as an Element of Architectural Space Design Study the Psychological Impact of Water on the Occupants of the Space

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In recent years, interest has increased in water and its preservation alongside environmental effects. Previously, the focus was on the geographical and health importance of water, but recent studies have discussed the use of water in architectural design and its effects on architectural spaces as well as its environmental effects on architecture. Some studies have examined the psychological impact of water properties on specific areas. The current research investigates the psychological impact of water on the visitors and determines the aspects of water and their effects on the users of architectural spaces to specify positive impact of water in order to utilize them in architectural design. Theoretical results of the current study were then applied in the form of a questionnaire to define the importance of an artificial waterfall in a park and its psychological effects on visitors.

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  • Psychological
  • Water
  • Design element

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    Feng Shui is the Chinese art of design and placement. Chinese people thought that humans inhabit an energy filed. Feng Shui is concerned with the study of this fundamental energy. It is the basic comprehension of energy, in regard to its flow, manners and pattern, in a certain space.

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    http://www.health-benefit-of-water.com.

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This research was supported by College of Engineering—Mosul University/ Mosul, Iraq and College of Engineering Mustansiriyah University/ Baghdad, Iraq.

Also, thanks to Assistant Professor Dr. Ozlem Mumcu Ucar / Eskişehir Technical University, Faculty of Architecture and Design.

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Mahmoud, K.F., Al-Bakry, H.M.J., Al-Tuhafi, A.AH. (2022). Water as an Element of Architectural Space Design Study the Psychological Impact of Water on the Occupants of the Space. In: Rosso, F., Fabiani, C., Altan, H., Amer, M. (eds) Advances in Architecture, Engineering and Technology. Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-86913-7_8

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