טכניון מכון טכנולוגי לישראל
הטכניון מכון טכנולוגי לישראל - בית הספר ללימודי מוסמכים  
M.Sc Thesis
M.Sc StudentBigio Cinthia
SubjectVisual Perception Of The Interior Space-Geometry
DepartmentDepartment of Architecture and Town Planning
Supervisors Assistant Professor Edna Ishai-Wilson
Ms. Ruth Kimchi


Abstract

Three major topics are discussed:

A: A theoretical analysis of the visual perception of the interior space due to its geometrical attributes.

B:  An experimental research to find the effects of the proportions and scale on the measures and spaciousness evaluations of rectangular empty rooms due to the visual perception of a static viewer.

C: The design of a simulation model with the aid of the computer, for the drawing of the moms’ perspectives used as stimuli presentation in the experimental research.

A review over the literature related to the problem, revealed the lack of a proper and integrative approach to the study of the visual perception-cognition of the interior space. For that reason, a theoretical analysis relating issues and concepts from the architectural field and the psychological ones - perceptual and environmental psychology - was done, so that the problem could be understood and researched m its proper context.

An experimental research was stated designed and executed to find empirically, the effects of the geometrical attributes - proportions and scale - on the measure judgments and spaciousness evaluations of rectangular empty rooms, due to the perception of the static observer.

The results were analyzed and interesting conclusions were extracted which constitute tools for the architect in the design activity. The implications of these conclusions to the architectural field and the psychological ones were also stated.

For the stimuli presentation a computer aided simulation model was developed, based on the nature of human vision when looking at a room.

The theoretical and the experimental basis that the present work gives, opens a door for future researches in the field of the visual perception and cognition of interior spaces.