Spatial Configuration Analysis

Description:

The course discusses the usage of space syntax as one of the spatial configuration theories that can be applied starting from the micro level (inside buildings) to the macro levels (the city level). The space syntax theory attempts to understand why, from a spatial point of view, the built environment takes its shape in relation to corresponding socio-cultural activities. There is a fundamental link between the structures and functions of cities, as the configuration of the network is the primary shaper of the pattern of movement. As a quantitative method, space syntax describes patterns of spatial layouts showing the effect of urban grid configuration on existing movements. It measures integration, which refers to accessibility. It describes the average depth of a space to all other spaces in the systems, which indicates the preferable potential places to move to as a movement destination.

Objectives:

- To understand the spatial configuration of selected action area using Space Syntax theory and techniques.
- To be able to choose the appropriate methods of spatial analysis.
- To analyse the current situation of selected case study (macro scale analysis), comparison between different cases, and forecast any future spatial interventions.
- Being able to compare and analyse micro scale analysis of buildings’ syntax.

Who Should Attend:

Architects, urban designers, and social behavior analyst.

Course Length:
24 Hrs
Prerequisite:

Familiarity with CAD software products.


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