ARCHITECTURAL SPACE DENSITY ANALYSIS (ASDA): EXPLORATION OF SPACE AND SPACE FORM’S EFFECT ON PEOPLE: FROM ENCLOSURE THROUGH REFUGE TO SPACE QUALITY

  • Csanady, P.
  • Kiado, A.
Abstract:
In this study we explore the effect of the form of space on people. We approach the problem from the concept of enclosure, and its measurement. We made enclosure measurable. Several studies have described that to enclosure, spatially different surfaces and their distances from the subject are relevant. To make measurable this effect, we developed a new index called architectural space density. This is an integral along the perceived surface, what is (mathematically) reached for a subject with the average of the surface distances (d) in each direction is calculated logarithmically (ASD ...). We re-analysed a previous study by Thiel et al., and found strong correlation between ASD and enclosure. We can state, that between space density (under similar lightness conditions: enclosure) and activity there is a link: on survival-advantageous background the enclosed (spatially high density) locations fit better to low level activities, the open (spatially low density) locations to high level activities.
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Year:
2017
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
Architecture; Space; space density; prospect refugee; space quality
Volume:
17
SGEM Book title:
4th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2017
Book number:
2
SGEM Series:
International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts-SGEM
Pages:
499-506
Publisher address:
51 Alexander Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
SGEM supporters:
Bulgarian Acad Sci; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Slovak Acad Sci; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; World Acad Sci; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Ac
Period:
24 - 30 August 2017
ISBN:
978-619-7408-25-6
ISSN:
2367-5659
Conference:
4th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2017, 24 - 30 August 2017
DOI:
10.5593/sgemsocial2017/52/S21.061
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