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Assessing the lighting quality of a social club's lounge in Bauru (SP-Brazil)

Grant number: 08/06958-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2009
Effective date (End): December 31, 2009
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning - Architecture and Urbanism Technology
Principal researcher:João Roberto Gomes de Faria
Grantee:Paula Fernanda Faria Rodrigues
Home Institution: Faculdade de Arquitetura, Artes e Comunicação (FAAC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Bauru. Bauru , SP, Brazil


This research project proposes a case study in order to verify the relationship between the distribution of luminance, architectural attributes and quality of lighting perceived by users in a particular built area. The justification for it is to contribute for the establishment of an evaluation method of lighting that takes into account parameters related to the perception of the environment. Will be used for the survey data, site visits, application of a questionnaire to users and preparation of maps of distribution of luminance from HDR images. The search for patterns of relations between variables will be raised with spreadsheet graphics. The case study will be conducted in the lounge of the headquarters of an civil association in Bauru (SP), chosen mainly because it is a place of voluntary permanence and the performed activities, in general of socialization, do not have important visual demands; thus, the perception of environment's parameters influences the assessment of its quality.