oa IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Aesthetic ratings of some selected domestic buildings: an exploratory study of architects and non-architects

Volume 6, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1117-1421



This study examined the aesthetic rating of 9 domestic buildings comprising 3 ""modern,"" 3 ""post-modern"" and 3 ""local vernacular"" examples. In the context of a simple experiment, 15 architecture students and 15 medical students responded to the 9 domestic buildings by rating them on a provided scales. The stimuli-conditions were 9 photographs of the domestic buildings. The ratings and the rank order in terms of aesthetic preference and the differences or lack of them between architects and doctors provided the basis for analysis and discussion.

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