Generally speaking, in architecture human comfort is dependent upon a number of factors:
Maintaining the body at an acceptable temperature.
Ensuring the provision of clean air within enclosed spaces.
Provision of adequate light levels.
Clarity of communication and protection from noise pollution.
Providing for water distribution and waste disposal.
Subjective Perception and Adaptation
Human comfort is considered to be partially subjective, in that humans may perceive a room to be warmer or cooler than it actually is, e.g because of its color and materials. Variation in human comfort levels also results from evolutionary adaptations, i.e. where a body has adapted its ...