A Guideline in Designing Architectural Spaces for Mothers and Their Children with the Approach of Improving the Well-Being Quality

Maryam Azish, Mohammad Ghomeishi


Childhood is the first and most important stages of life and an introduction in transforming the adult human character.  The psychological needs in childhood is one of the complicated needs; therefore, recognition of children in Child Psychology is an essential issue. The most natural groups that can satisfy the human needs is the family. The family’s task is to take care of the child, their education, members communicate securely with each other and contribute to the independence of children. Therefore, the mother is considered as linchpin of balance and tranquility and progress of family and community. Providing criteria and methods of design, architecture and living space that is congruent with the mother and child conditions is essential. Since with mother's mental health, children also can be trained and grown in a favorable Environment. The goal is to create a guideline for designing an environment that influences both mothers and their child’s.  The first priority of these spaces is their connection with the urban context. Using investigative methodology, this research identified the factors that influence the architectural design for children and mothers. The results reveal that including the integration and continuity of internal and external spaces, the creation of interactions between mothers and children, and landscape design elements, improving the quality of space. Using these guidelines could help the designers obtaining new perspective during the design stage of architecture and improve the quality of the environment.

Keywords: architectural space, Mothers and Children, Mental Health, Psychology, Child


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