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Title: Post occupancy evaluation of a remote Australian community, Shay Gap, Australia
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Directorate of Military Programs.
Bechtel, Robert B.
Ledbetter, C. Burgess.
Cummings, N. (Nancy)
Keywords: Adjustment (psychology)
Remote regions
Housing (dwellings)
Shay Gap
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Special report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 80-29.
Description: Special Report
Abstract: A post occupancy evaluation (POE) was made of Shay Gap, an iron mining community in Western Australia. More than 50 design hypotheses were tested with results favoring the original design. Selecting a townsite surrounded by hills was deemed successful by residents. Keeping automobiles out of the living areas increased the safety of children and made residents walk and socialize more. A centrally located building housing the shopping facilities, beauty parlor, bank, post office, and snack bar served as the focal point of the community. Bland, off-white interiors allowed residents to express themselves when decorating. Shay Gap was a successful design concept for communities designed for remote areas in either hot or cold regions.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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