The Ethos Suggested by Landscape Markers: the Tiled Dome

Adriana Rossi
Facoltà di Ingegneria (SUN), Napoli, Italy

Domes communicate with the surrounding context, they irradiate qualities in the landscape that should be studied regardless of the response of the individual viewer. We tackle the issue here by approaching the phenomenon from a scientific point of view and by analysing the causative reasons of the subjective experience on the basis of documented results. Having determined an incident and reflected solar radiation equation for oblique surfaces which can be applied to a model of a spherical tiled dome, the calculated powers were diagrammed on a vertical section plane. Despite the limitations due to simplification, the results provide indications which can shape the logic of a design plan capable of accounting for the existential sensitivity of landscape markers.

glazed tiles, the existential sensitivity, landscape markers.