International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The User’s Perception of Indoor Comfort Conditions in Historical Mosques: The Case of Bursa, Turkey
Filiz Senkal Sezer, Ph.D.; Egemen Kaymaz

The objective of this research paper is to investigate users’ perception of indoor environmental conditions in historical mosques, focusing on thermal, visual and acoustical comfort. For this purpose, a user’s satisfaction survey was conducted to eight historical mosques’ users in Bursa. The study consists of three main parts: i) literature review ii) evaluation of user satisfaction survey, and iii) discussion of the research findings focusing on improving user perception of indoor comfort conditions. Comfort parameters for indoor environment conditions are predetermined by the authors based on ASHRAE 55-92 and ISO EN 7730 standards. The questionnaires were applied to users subjecting indoor comfort parameters of the mosques. In the results and discussion part, the findings of the survey are presented. This knowledge can contribute towards the improvement of future mosque designs addressing indoor air quality, thermal environment, lighting and acoustics.

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