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Morphogenetic analysis of architectural elements within the townscape

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posted on 2015-01-01, 00:00 authored by Paul SandersPaul Sanders, Sarah A Woodward
When a new form is inserted in an existing townscape, its consonance within the urban fabric is dependent on the level of attention paid to the evaluation and management of its architectural elements. However, despite the established principles and methods of urban morphology that enable the systematic analysis of the built environment, a formula for ensuring that new development relates to its context so as to achieve congruent outcomes is still lacking. This paper proposes a new method of evaluating and measuring architectural elements within evolving urban forms, with particular emphasis on a three-dimensional study of buildings. In a case study, detailed mapping of both current and past forms provides the basis for evincing predominant characteristics that have changed over time. Using this method, it is possible to demonstrate objectively how the townscape has been affected through changes in its architectural configuration.

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Journal

Urban morphology

Volume

19

Article number

1

Pagination

5-24

Location

[Birmingham, Eng.]

ISSN

1027-4278

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Publisher

International Seminar on Urban Form

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