Constructive, aesthetical and psychological criteria for glass roof design

Authors

  • B. Weller Technische Universität Dresden, Institute of Building Construction
  • S. Reich Technische Universität Dresden, Institute of Building Construction
  • M. Górniak Technische Universität Dresden, Institute of General Psychology

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7480/cgc.2.2360

Keywords:

Glass, Transparancy, construction, lightness, Psychological Aesthetics, Environmental Psychology

Abstract

The application of glazing allows the construction of very transparent roofs. To determine a transparent structure the lightness is a measurable factor within the subjective experience of transparency. At the example of transparent space grid structures with axial load-bearing glazing the interaction between measureable transparency, percept transparency and constructive criteria is analyzed. The constructive criteria include different parameters as pre-assembling, stability, member length, knot geometry and joint sealing. The measureable transparency criteria include lightness and transparency values due to contrast investigation and the percept transparency bases on a psychological study of 325 people assessing film sequences of 3D environments.

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Published

2010-05-20

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Section

Architectural Design, Geometries & Lighting