Experiences in Tall Buildings (09-26-19)

What’s it like to live or work in a tall building, one with 30 or more floors?  Ng reviewed “recent empirical studies on occupants’ perception of tall buildings, and physiological and psychological experiences in relation to its tallness. Occupants perceive better view, less noise, and better air quality as benefits for living and working on higher floors than on lower floors. However, occupants also expressed concerns about height, difficulty with vertical transportation, strong wind, and escape in case of fire.”

Cheuk Ng.  2017.  “Living and Working in Tall Buildings:  Satisfaction and Perceived Benefits and Concerns of Occupants.”  Frontiers in Built Environment, vol. 3, no. 70, https://doi.org/10.3389/fbuil.2017.00070