Translated Titles

The Application of Prospect-Refuge Theory in Landscape Design




歐聖榮(Sheng-Jung Ou);柯嘉鈞(Chia-Chun Ko);許哲瑜(Che-Yu Hsu)

Key Words

景觀偏好 ; 開闊感 ; 安全感 ; 動態模擬 ; Landscape Preference ; Openness ; Safety ; Dynamic Simulation



Volume or Term/Year and Month of Publication

80期(2012 / 06 / 01)

Page #

111 - 129

Content Language


Chinese Abstract


English Abstract

Based upon the concept of ”seeing without being seen”, Appleton proposed the prospect-refuge theory (P-R theory) in 1975. Although there are some applied researches related to the P-R theory, there still needs further examination about the rationality of P-R theory in landscape design. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to propose the possible ratios between prospect and refuge for landscape designers.To achieve the study purpose, the study adopted a quantitative method. The study used the technique of computer simulation to generate landscape scenes that have different degrees of prospect and refuge. Followed by questionnaire survey, the study tried to find out the preference of each setting with different P-R ration. The results showed that three settings of the study have different P-R ration that observers prefer. No matter in which setting (geometrical garden or natural environment), the visual extension and sense of safety are significantly related to preference. The sense of safety does not only represent the perception of refuge. Based upon the results, a practical guidance in creating a preferred environment can be provided for landscape designers.

Topic Category 工程學 > 土木與建築工程
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