TECHNE 16 (2018): Matter is design
Research & Experimentation

Materials and technical solutions for wayfinding in museums

Teresa Villani
Dipartimento di Pianificazione, Design, Tecnologia dell’Architettura, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italia
TECHNE 16 (2018): Matter is design
Published April 9, 2018
Keywords
  • Sensory properties of materials,
  • Wayfinding
How to Cite
Villani, T. (2018). Materials and technical solutions for wayfinding in museums. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, 16, 289-298. https://doi.org/10.13128/Techne-23000

Abstract

In the design process, selecting materials is a determining factor to define morphological, performance and financial aspects. By means of sensory features, other materials can then be selected to characterise spaces and convey information (wayfinding). This paper illustrates a research study on museum buildings funded by ‘Sapienza University of Rome’, and supported by the Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali1, with the purpose of identifying a wayfinding design methodology and establishing an archive of materials and technical solutions (that can be digitised), selected by modification scale and by sensory features. The assessment of results from a sample of three museums,selectedfrom the set of the ‘Musei in Comune’2 in Rome, is currently being performed.

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