Urbani izziv Volume 13, No. 1, June 2002
Slovenian Academy of Science and Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Typology of privacy in the space-time organisation of dwelling
Physical limitations and inertia of the “communitarian” mentality that stem from traditionalism and socialism have discarded necessary attention to issues on individual freedom and residential privacy even in planning of housing and urbanism. The author tries to fill this gap with the accomplished research on Koper, thus systemising the experiential data into six types of privacy: visual, acoustic, information-communication, visits, emissions and security. Privacy is seen as mastering and not before hand exclusion of influences or oneself from the environment. Problems of enforcing privacy increase with the densening of settlement and especially in the increasingly attractive coastal belt, implying imaginative responsiveness even in architecture and urbanism.
residential privacy, visits, emissions, security