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- Civil engineering and architecture
- Theory of temporal and spatial environmental design
Theory of temporal and spatial environmental design
Ando, Yoichi Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan.
- Specialization of cerebral hemispheres for temporal and spatial factors of the sound field
- Theory of subjective preference for the sound field
- Applying the theory for concert hall design
- Application for the visual field
- Theory of planning environments incorporating spatial and temporal values
- Examples of temporal environmental design
- Links to Primary Literature
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Subjective preference is regarded as a primitive response entailing judgments that steer an organism toward maintaining life to enhance its prospects for survival. Cerebral hemisphere specialization in the human brain may play an important role in the independent effects of temporal and spatial factors on preference. The scale values of subjective preference of both the sound field and the visual field have been described in terms of time and space. Accordingly, a generalized theory of environmental planning incorporating these values for the left and right cerebral hemispheres (Fig. 1), respectively, has been proposed by blending the built environment and nature. In particular, examples of temporal design associated with the left hemisphere will be discussed.
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