A Historical Comparative Analysis of European and Asian Interior Spaces Through Cultural Background

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Dilara Tüfekçioğlu


Interior design came into existence with the need for housing, and has been developed with respect to several needs. After a certain point of time, the development process led to mulitple branches. Different lifestyles of different communities living in different geographies and cultural differentiation have caused variation in interior design. Throughout the history, culture, by means of its elements, creates different lifestyles in the same period of time, and influences the formation of interiors. The aim of this study is to explore cultural values that play an important role in the process of interior designing, to shape our daily lives and, thus, to assess how they influence interior designs. The study mainly focuses on cultural differences in Asian and European societies, which makes us . understand the similarities and differences of interior design principles. The information obtained by the historical analysis was synthesised, classified and finally interpreted. In conclusion, both in western and far eastern cultures, many elements such as climate, human values, religion, thinking, trade, class distinction, type of management, personal interests, social events, industrial and technological developments were found to have influence on the lifestyle with regard to interior design.

Keywords: Culture, European culture, Asian culture, life styles, volume design, dwellings, architecture-interior architecturespace.


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Tüfekçioğlu, D. (2017). A Historical Comparative Analysis of European and Asian Interior Spaces Through Cultural Background. New Trends and Issues Proceedings on Humanities and Social Sciences, 4(11), 222-231. https://doi.org/10.18844/prosoc.v4i11.2878