This study, of the similarities between the perception of architectural space experienced in physical space conditions and in Virtual Reality, intents to clarify to what extend subjective and objective attributes of architectural space can be conveyed through a direct use of Building Information Models in Virtual Reality. 60 test persons experienced a specific test space as either a physical or a virtual environment, while data from their experiences was collected through a quantitative/qualitative questionnaire. The overall conclusion, from this phase of the study, is that even a simple BIM model through HMD VR can convey rather precise information about both subjective and objective experiences of architectural space, ambience and atmosphere. Next phase of the study will include eye-tracking data from the two scenarios.
|Publication date||Jun 2016|
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2016|
|Event||NZAAR: International Event Series on Natural and Built Environment, Cities, Sustainability and Advanced Engineering - New Zealand Academy of Applied Research, Putrajaya, Malaysia|
Duration: 25 Jun 2016 → 27 Jun 2016
|Location||New Zealand Academy of Applied Research|
|Period||25/06/2016 → 27/06/2016|
Hermund, A., & Klint, L. (2016). VIRTUAL AND PHYSICAL ARCHITECTURAL ATMOSPHERE: Similarities between the perception of architectural space experienced in physical space conditions and in Virtual Reality. Paper presented at NZAAR, Putrajaya, Malaysia.