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    • A digital image processing method for urban scenes brightness assessment 

      López Besora, Judit; Isalgué Buxeda, Antonio; Coch Roura, Helena (Centre de Política de Sòl i Valoracions - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2016-10)
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      The appearance of the city is strongly linked to many aspects such as climate, culture and sociological background. In cities with a prevalence of clear skies, one of the determining aspects is the climatic condition, which ...
    • An Approach to Daylight Contrast Assessment in Mediterranean Urban Environments 

      López Besora, Judit; Coch Roura, Helena; Isalgué Buxeda, Antonio (Springer, 2017)
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      Visual environment in Mediterranean countries is full of contrasts. The vertical position of the sun as well as the frequent clear sky condition shape an urban environment defined by surfaces flooded by the sun and in the ...
    • Aproximación gráfica a indicadores de calidad de vida urbana y sostenibilidad 

      Alonso Montolio, Carlos; Crespo Cabillo, Isabel; Coch Roura, Helena; López Besora, Judit (Centre de Politica de Sol i Valoracions, CPSV / Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, UPC, 2019-12)
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      Las características del entorno urbano construido influyen en el comportamiento y en el bienestar de los usuarios. En las ciudades del entorno mediterráneo, con clima templado, las condiciones ambientales son favorables ...
    • Contemporary roof design concepts: learning from vernacular architecture 

      López Besora, Judit; Coch Roura, Helena; Pardal March, Cristina (Springer, 2019-04)
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      In this chapter, vernacular roofs are analyzed to learn the principles which define their performance. Unfortunately, many examples of this typology have disappeared, due to its fragility in front of weather conditions and ...
    • Dailight management in mediterranean cities: when sortage is not the issue 

      López Besora, Judit; Serra Coch, Glòria; Coch Roura, Helena; Isalgué Buxeda, Antonio (2016-09-15)
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      Natural resources such as daylight and sunlight are highly appreciated in countries with prevailing overcast skies. Taking advantage of this scarce resource contributes to saving energy on arti¿cial lighting. In contrast ...
    • Estimación del efecto de la luz solar como generadora de contraste en el entorno urbano mediterráneo 

      López Besora, Judit; Coch Roura, Helena; Isalgué Buxeda, Antonio (Universidad de Sevilla, 2017)
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      El entorno visual en los países mediterráneos se caracteriza por un importante contraste lumínico. La verticalidad del sol y una elevada frecuencia de días con cielo despejado definen un entorno visual donde conviven ...
    • From Barcelona to Sicily: An Investigation on the Relationship Between Composition and Daylight in Squares 

      Graziano, Marco; López Besora, Judit; Burgio, Gianluca; Isalgué Buxeda, Antonio; Crespo Cabillo, Isabel (Centre de Politica de Sol i Valoracions, CPSV / Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, UPC, 2021-10-31)
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      La percepció i l’habitabilitat de l’espai urbà són aspectes molt relacionats amb la radiació solar. Malgrat això, l’anàlisi de la llum natural no s’acostuma a utilitzar per avaluar el confort ambiental en els espais urbans, ...
    • Ground level permeability as indicator of walkability in cities 

      López Besora, Judit; Crespo Cabillo, Isabel; Alonso Montolio, Carlos (Centre de Politica de Sol i Valoracions, CPSV / Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, UPC, 2019-12)
      Conference report
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      Durante siglos, los desarrollos urbanos fueron dimensionados a escala humana. Las ciudades tenían un número limitado de habitantes y un tamaño que no era conveniente superar para no exceder un punto de equilibrio. Con el ...
    • Housing energy equivalence: a graphical approach 

      Pagès Ramon, Anna; López Besora, Judit; Alonso Montolio, Carlos (2021)
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      All buildings, even the most passive, need active energy to provide habitability. Apart from heating and cooling needs, which have been broadly studied and regulated, a significant percentage of the energy consumed in ...
    • La llum mediterrània i els espais d'accés a l'arquitectura 

      López Besora, Judit (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2015-11-05)
      Doctoral thesis
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      Architecture and environment are strongly linked. In Mediterranean countries, the control of radiation is one ofthe most important environmental aspects to take into account, because of the high radiation levels reached ...
    • The Perception of light affected by colour surfaces in indoor spaces 

      López Besora, Judit; Coch Roura, Helena; Isalgué Buxeda, Antonio; Alonso Montolio, Carlos; Aguilar Sánchez, Alexis (2013)
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      Visual comfort in indoor spaces depends on the amount and quality of light available and also on space characteristics. One of the most influential aspects is the colour of surfaces definint a space. Each colour has a ...
    • The roof impact on the heat balance of low height buildings at low latitudes 

      Torres Quezada, Jefferson; Coch Roura, Helena; Isalgué Buxeda, Antonio; López Besora, Judit (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2018)
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      The central scope of this work is the architecture element roof, analysed through its close realtionship with two conditions of low latitude regions. First, its relationship with climate conditions, in reference with the ...
    • The value of the colour temperature in a low light intensity design 

      Espinoza Cateriano, Edgard Eduardo; López Besora, Judit; Alonso Montolio, Carlos; Coch Roura, Helena; Crespo Cabillo, Isabel (Springer, 2021-09-29)
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      The study focused on low light intensity spaces. The research helps to find strategies for the reduction of energy consumption. It aims to highlight the role of colour temperature in the lighting design of historic buildings. ...
    • Visual adaptability in architecture : a physical and psychological approach 

      Alonso Montolio, Carlos; López Besora, Judit; Coch Roura, Helena; Serra Florensa, Rafael (2012)
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      This paper deals with both physical and psychological dimensions of visual adaptability in architecture. The adaptive model of environmental comfort has been studied especially from the thermal point of view. Studies ...
    • Visual comfort assessment based on perception in transitional spaces between inside and outside: a Mediterranean case study 

      López Besora, Judit; Alonso Montolio, Carlos; Crespo Cabillo, Isabel; Serra Florensa, Rafael; Coch Roura, Helena (2012)
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      Visual comfort is usually defined in terms of illumination level, with the consequent disparity of values found in publications. However, transitional spaces have different features, such as dynamism and adaptive process, ...
    • Yellow is green: An opportunity for energy savings through colour in architectural spaces 

      López Besora, Judit; Isalgué Buxeda, Antonio; Coch Roura, Helena; Crespo Cabillo, Isabel; Alonso Montolio, Carlos (2014-05-12)
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      Today, the building sector is one of the greatest energy consumers of the world. Therefore, it is impor-tant that designers think about strategies to save energy at the different stages of the building process,including ...