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HUMAN-CENTRIC RESEARCH

INTERIOR SKYLIGHT STUDIES

Class: Human-Centric Environment

Team: Sam Freson, Andrew Lai

Unit Axon

Building Floorplan

Building Section

Introduction

For the final research project of the Human-Centric Environment class, our team has conducted a study on skylights and comfort levels of different designs within  the same room. Using my partner's studio project as the basis of the study, our team has created various scenarios involving the changing of skylight designs, climate conditions, and spatial use and collected results from 20 subjects who have experienced the scenarios through Virtual Reality simulations.

OFFICE WORK SCENARIOS

PRECISION WORK SCENARIOS

QUESTIONS:

How do skylights of various apertures and climate conditions affect users' comfort level?

How do different functions of the same space influence the perception of comfort levels?

QUESTIONS:

Independent

Dependent

Control

=  Daylight conditions, Skylight design

=  Comfort level, Productivity

=  Incubator Unit Space

HYPOTHESIS:

In this incubator unit during noon, people are more likely to be productive and enjoy working in an office environment under clear skies with skylights of greater apertures.

SURVEY STRUCTURE

Furniture Placement

Office work displays an even scattering of seating choice, which may be a result of a strong range of contrasting images. Industrial work, on the other hand has shown a high number of female subjects preferring seatings in the central areas of the space