Negay G.A.. Architectural Environment and Emotions

Visual Art / Architecture / Architectural Environment

Submitted on: Feb 01, 2018, 07:25:56

Description: The article deals with the problem of assessing the emotional potential of the architectural environment with its visual perception. To assess the emotional state of the perceiving subject, it is proposed to use the principle of correspondence of visual information and emotional reaction to it. To determine the informative nature of the architectural environment, it is suggested to use a distinctive informational model developed by the author. Unlike probable and statistical model, it is based on the sensitivity of the human visual system to the perception of differences in the elements of the dimensional structure of the architectural environment. The formula for determining the amount of visually perceived information is given. The unit of information measurement is an eler (elementary differences). The method is proposed for assessing the harmony of the dimensional structure-the basis for the comfort of visual perception and, as a consequence, the emotional potential of the architectural environment. Such a technique will simplify the psycho-physiological studies of visual perception of the human habitat and its design with predetermined (desired) emotional properties.

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