S-Space College of Engineering/Engineering Practice School (공과대학/대학원) Dept. of Architecture and Architectural Engineering (건축학과) Journal Papers (저널논문_건축학과)
구릉지 아파트단지의 보행환경특성에 관한 연구/보행약자의 이동을 중심으로
Characteristics of Walking Environment in Aprtment Complexes on Hilly Sites-Focusing on the Mobility of Residents on Wheels
- 강현미; 박소현
- Issue Date
- 대한건축학회논문집 계획계, 제25권 6호, 187-196
- 구릉지; 아파트; 주거지; 보행환경 분석; 보행약자; Hilly Sites; Apartment Complexes; Site Planning; Residential District; Anlysis of Walking Environment; Walking Impaired; Residents on Wheels; Mobility Vulnerable
- This paper explores the characteristics of walking environments in apartment complexes built on hilly sites by analyzing the mobility of the residents on wheels, including the walking impaired. Hilly areas, the altitude of which is defined between 40 and 200 meters, comprise approximately 32% of the City of Seoul's total area, while approximately 70% of the redeveloped apartment areas in Seoul were on gradient sites by the 1990s. As the proportion of the redeveloped apartment complexes on hilly sites is continually increasing, the goal of this paper is to evaluate these sites' walkability in order to provide better site design alternatives. The research methods utilized in this paper include GIS analysis, site observation, and interviews of both residents and site planners. The findings of this paper are as follows: First, the degree of slope within the gradient sites, the configuration of curbstones, and the facilities for vertical movement are critical factors influencing the mobility of residents on wheels; Second, in spite of the similarity between the degree of slopes and the scale of complexes, the characteristics of the walking environments within each site can considerably differ according to site design; Third, site planning aimed at creating better walking environments for the walking impaired should consider partition methods for artificial foundations, street patterns, location of vertical movement facilities such as elevators or ramps, and the arrangement of the main walking destinations; Fourth, two of the main factors affecting the satisfaction of residents on wheels are the walking distance and the location of facilities for vertical movement.