Submitted by Maria.Kapsalaki on Wed, 02/05/2020 - 17:33
There is no doubt that odor is also an important factor to evaluate indoor air quality. Since the olfactory system was proven to be closely related to the limbic structures which support emotion, long-term memory and motivation, the psychological and the physiological effects of the essential oils have been widely researched in various fields. The odor environment formed by essential oils is popularly used in commercial facilities to make customers have special mood.
“Tatami” is a traditional Japanese building material used as a floor mat made with rush. It used to be said that the smell of tatami is preferred by many Japanese, because almost all Japanese houses have had tatami rooms since early times. In this paper,
There are a lot of aspects for evaluation of odor. Not only the hedonics aspects but also thepleasantness aspects are very important for the building design. Authors have investigated the sensoryevaluation of odor from building materials and turned our attentions to the psychological process ofodor evaluation. In this paper, odors emitted from four building materials that is wood, wood flooring,Tatami (Japanese traditional rush mat) and concrete were adopted and the sensory evaluation tests byhuman subjects were conducted.