Presenting Design Strategies of Children Garden Complex with an Approach to Growth Psychology

Maryam Abdollahi, Farial Ahmadi


Different factors are involved in effective designing. Audiences of the project are the most important one which are really effective in the formation of the design. Thus, the audience of the projects must be identified to satisfy his desires. Children are the main audiences of this research. They are assumed as humans who have special rights, thoughts and emotions. Since, environments of the attendance of children are effective in the personality of children and his behavior, the design of the environments must be based upon theoretical principles of desires and features of children and perception of the environment by them, considering the effect of environment on the growth of the children.

This paper uses a descriptive-analytical method based upon the principles and collecting data through library methods such as books, articles, thesis to investigate growth desires of the child and proper answer to them in an architectural space. Since, the quality of architectural space is quite important to better performance of activities and satisfying desires of children to have a better growth. Thus, new resolutions have been proposed to design the garden house of children such as space designing like drawing, theatre, game space, and exhibitions for presenting children art pieces. This has been done by evaluating properties of children in pre-operational period as described by piaget. Hierarchical designing and linear design of spaces, transparent spaces, central yard, furniture designing, garden designing with trees of different colors, using various kinds of color, texture and using ramp in spaces are such resolutions which were proposed


Child, psychology, growth-cognition, garden-house, Piaget

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