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Thesis etd-04182016-124508


Thesis type
Tesi di laurea magistrale LM5
Author
BRINDISI, CRISTIANA
URN
etd-04182016-124508
Thesis title
THE CORRELATION BETWEEN PERCEIVED LIGHT AND SPATIAL EXPERIENCE WITHIN SOCIAL CONTEXT The integration of Lynch's image of the space with lighting assessment
Department
INGEGNERIA DELL'ENERGIA, DEI SISTEMI, DEL TERRITORIO E DELLE COSTRUZIONI
Course of study
INGEGNERIA EDILE-ARCHITETTURA
Supervisors
relatore Ing. Leccese, Francesco
relatore Avv. Cecchetti, Raffaello
correlatore Ing. Rosemann, Alexander
correlatore Ing. Duijnhoven, Juliëtte van
Keywords
  • space sociology
  • portable light measurement device
  • perception
  • perceived light
  • light effects
  • Kevin Lynch
  • environmental behaviour
  • cognitive map
Graduation session start date
11/05/2016
Availability
None
Release date
11/05/2086
Summary
Can and in what way light influence people’s evaluation, perception and image of spaces? Do lighting assessments which integrate Lynch’s methodology exist? How can we define lighting assessments which integrate Lynch’s methodology? How can we adapt this light pattern to any space described by Lynch’s categories?
The aim of this research is to understand if light can influence human perception of spaces.
Explore how the distribution of light in spaces affects how spatiality is experienced, how spatial dimensions are received and the atmosphere is experienced. We need to understand spaces in relation to light, and how spaces are shaped by the distribution of light (Wänström Lindh, 2012) through people's choices.
Since every place can be described with Lynch's categories, if we refer light to his methodology we can create a light pattern adaptable to any spaces. So the aim would be to integrate Lynch’s methodology with lighting assessments.
Knowing how people use space can contribute to user-friendly architectural design and spatial planning (Gans, 2002). We need to know more about how the final design will be experienced in a real environment and to gain knowledge about other’s experiences and interpretations.
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