Landscape as Interior Space in Urban Hot Climates
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Interior spaces reflect on our wellbeing, comfort, and how we cope with the environment around us. Landscape and Public parks can have an impact on people’s lives and behaviors, especially when there is a lack of green spaces. Having a strong sense of space creates a bond between the human and the environment around them. In an extreme hot urban climate, such a desert, there is a lack ofgreen space, which can negatively affect city dwellers. Finding the gap that connects the natural environment in hot urban climates and the outdoor/indoor spaces is one way that people can meet their needs in finding thermal comfort and providing the satisfaction and the experience in becoming attached to that space. People seek escape from the stress and anxiety of city life. Finding places that are connected to the natural environment is one way that people meet these needs. These natural spaces provide comfort and experience and aid in becoming attached to that space. Finding comfort in extreme hot urban settings is even more imperative when reaching the edge of thermal comfort. The need for nature increases with the inability to cope with the harsh desert environment. A space with positive thermal qualities is probably to serve as an essential social gathering place; for example, the Islamic paradise gardens, an oasis, is a refuge from the dry and hot wilderness of the desert. The use of thermal features in traditional architectural design that used in old towns in Saudi Arabia can generate such comfort, bonding, and experiencing the spaces better.