A study of sight area rate analysis algorithm on theater design

Yeonhee Kim, Ghang Lee

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Abstract

This paper proposes a new quantitative sight area rate analysis algorithm based on the "sight area rate" of a stage from the audience seats in the theater. The current sightline analysis checks whether a sightline from a seat is blocked by front-row seats from a cross-sectional and plane view at the center of a theater. Although this method is a commonly accepted practice, it is not uncommon to find people who have their view blocked by the front-row seats in a theater. The newly proposed algorithm analyzes and quantifies the actual view area from each seat. The sight area rate is the actual sight area divided by the total unblocked sight area (or screen area) from each seat. The proposed algorithm provides quantitative results which make it easier to design a theater. Since the proposed algorithm can derive sight area at the early design stage of theater utilizing a set of plan and cross section drawings, it can be applied to analyze view of audiences though a 3D BIM model is not fully developed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages706-712
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Sep 29
Event2011 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering - Miami, FL, United States
Duration: 2011 Jun 192011 Jun 22

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Other2011 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering
CountryUnited States
CityMiami, FL
Period11/6/1911/6/22

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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Kim, Y., & Lee, G. (2011). A study of sight area rate analysis algorithm on theater design. 706-712. Paper presented at 2011 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, Miami, FL, United States. https://doi.org/10.1061/41182(416)87