In places like Cyprus with small cities, detached buildings are being replaced by mass housings and apartment blocks. Mass housings may have a negative impact on the sustainability of life as they do not meet the users needs. Users start voicing their dissatisfaction after living in such housings for a while. Such dissatisfactions not only lead to the questioning of the issue of sustainability and quality in mass housings, but also forces to consider the role of user participation is production stage. The main aim of this study is to discuss the ways to make user lives sustainable and underline the significance of user participation in the design process. In this regard, the current study examined the concepts of quality in housing through user satisfaction and sustainability in interior spaces. A fieldwork examining with two mass housings built in Famagusta, North Cyprus were selected and questionnaires were implemented with the users of these housings besides on-site observations, drawing plans and photographs. The survey results from the users of both mass housings were analyzed and comparatively discussed at the end of the study. The findings revealed the importance of user factor in design process of mass housings for a sustainable life.
Anahtar Kelimeler: Sustainability, Quality, User Satisfaction, North Cyprus