Research in progress

The Dome of Visions has six sensors set up in various locations in the structure. They measure temperature, humidity, level of light intensity, atmospheric pressure and level of carbon dioxide. On this page, you can follow the measurements from four of the sensors in real time.

The measurements are being carried out by the interdisciplinary KTH Smart Spaces and form part of the research group’s work to investigate the properties of smart buildings. The Dome of Visions will serve as a test bed for lecturers and students of the institute while it is located on KTH’s campus.

Follow the measurements

Here you can view how the levels fluctuate at each of the measurement points in the Dome of Visions. For example you can check the temperature before your visit.

Read more about the research

Interview with researcher

Architect Charlie Gullström, who is conducting research into how virtual spaces can be combined with physical locations and buildings, explains the measurements in more detail.

Read the interview

Measurements point 1

Roof of inner building

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Luminous flux

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Humidity

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Temperature

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Atmospheric pressure(Pascal)

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CO2

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Measurements point 2

End wall of inner building

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CO2

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Measurements point 3

External end wall, inner building

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CO2

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Measurements point 4

Roof of inner building

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Temperature

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Atmospheric pressure(Pascal)

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CO2

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What does these terms mean?

Atmospheric pressure – pascal

Atmospheric pressure at a certain altitude is equivalent to the weight of a vertical air column extending up to the outer limits of the atmosphere. The higher the altitude, the lower the atmospheric pressure. 1,000 hPa is usually specified as the standard value for atmospheric pressure at sea level.

Normal atmospheric pressure, Stockholm:
1,012.3 hPa
Highest value, Sweden:
1,063.7 hPa

CO2 – carbon dioxide

Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is measured in ppm (parts per million). The global average has now reached 400 ppm, while pre-industrial levels were below 300 ppm. Nitrogen and oxygen are the largest components of our atmosphere.

Humidity

Humidity is a measurement of the amount or degree of water vapour in the air. It can either be expressed as absolute or as relative humidity. The measurement indicates the relative humidity.

Average in Stockholm in July:
80 percent (outdoors)
Average in Stockholm in January:
85-90 percent (outdoors)

Luminous flux – lumen

Luminous flux is a quantitative expression of the energy of light emitted into a solid angle. It is expressed in lumen.

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