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Subjective space needs in the built environment

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posted on 31.08.2018, 10:57 by William J. Robins
Various references have been made in technical and popular literature to the idea that individuals regulate their external contacts with their surroundings by maintaining around themselves the intactness of a sensory–spatial ‘bubble’. This account investigates the elusive properties of the human demand for subjective space as arising from territorial considerations, from perceptual influences, and from regard for protection of the self-image. It is suggested that certain subjective space needs are manifest in highly structured security patterns of spatial observances. The validity of the suggestion is supported by descriptions of tests in which walking observers were confronted with stationary obstacles to their forward progress.

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Royal Institute of British Architects.

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© William James Robins

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

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1971

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A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.

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en

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