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This paper deals with both physical and psychological dimensions of visual and acoustic adaptability in architecture. Studies revealed that thermal comfort at one point in a transitional space is determined by the relative temperature at the location compared to the average temperatures the subjects had previously been exposed to. The objective of this study is to investigate whether these results can be extrapolated to visual and acoustic perception. The proposed methodology is based on observing individual behaviour with a sequenced exposure to different controlled visual and acoustic conditions. The results, which will be discussed, can be applied not only to general change in environmental conditions but also while walking through transitional spaces, where a weII-designed gradient of environmental conditions could imply energy savings.
CitationAlonso, C. [et al.]. Visual and acoustic adaptability in architecture. A: Central Europe towards Sustainable Building. "CESB 13 - CENTRAL EUROPE TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE BUILDING. Sustainable Building and Refurbishment for Next Generations". Praga: 2013, p. 503-506.
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