NAKHARA (Journal of Environmental Design and Planning)

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Hostels are popular accommodations for students. Urban based educational systems in Bangladesh encourage students to come to the city where shared living is preferable option for them. Theseaccommodations are inadequate, are highly populated and shared rooms are common scenarios. However, although shared living raises the question of personal space, it facilitates better use of resource and is a feature of sustainability. This study examines the students' perception of shared living at one of the leading universities in Bangladesh. A post-occupancy evaluation is used to address physical and social variables. By assessing residential satisfaction, this paper hopes to provide valuable feedback to generate more efficient shared spaces for future design.

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