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Spatial Network Dynamics

Qm Tardor 2015-2016

Qm

Nivell Quadrimestral

Núm. màxim d'estudiants

Prerequisits

Idioma

T

7 a 10

25

 

Anglès

 

Codi

Crèdits

Distribució (T, P, L)

Departament

H/s treball estudiant

290186

5 (4,5 Ects) 

3T+2L

CA

 4

 

Dia d’impartició

Hora d’impartició

Núm. de setmanes

Dijous (thursday)

15:00-18:00

10 setmanes +  18 al 20 de gener  de 15:00 a 18:00 (Modificació)


Professor Responsable

Antonio Millán


Subject abstract

We propose a series of subjects in continuous interaction leading to an improvement of our cities. As a matter of fact, we shall be prepared to foster an attitude to carry out a smarting of our cities, rather than considering them as smart artifacts.

Which are the qualities that improve us as urban citizens, as well as suggesting a continuous improvement of the cities in which we live?

The program we offer proceeds from simple notions to other issues open to debate, with the aim of providing tools required by architects that should operate in a different way, within a society which is already operating differently.



Learning outcomes. At the end of the course the student should be able to:

- Make the qualities of spatial networks in urban growth or buildings complex program.
- Understand its dynamics.
- Settlements compared to deduce the logical and evolutionary training.
- Discern qualities of centrality, connectivity, and its association with properties of sustainability.
- Build the intuition towards new forms of employment space and human relations.


Contents

1

Founding Notions: Connectivity and Depth. Topological descriptions and their duals. Applications to the analysis of settlements.

2

Different measures: metric, topological, angular. Things described as we perceive them.

3

Design and movement. Some examples of architectural and urban design. Fuzzy boundaries, pervasive centralities, spatial sustainability.

4

Topological description of place. Anthropological and architectural examples. Compound, Settlement, Village, Configuration. Urban complexity. Symmetric, Asymmetric / Distributive, Non Distributive occupations of place.

5

Operative Models: Relations between intelligibility, integration, control and choice. The historic evolution of Barcelona as excuse. Archaeological and anthropological examples. Its application in different modern cities.

6

Software available. From analysis to proposal in architectural/urban design.

7

Scattergrams, the logic of place and usage. Evaluation of indexes.

8

Absolute and Relative Centrality, Similarity/Disparity of architectural/urban tissues.

9

Development of study cases.

Evaluation

Avaluation of students is going to be based in exercises in or out the classroom, and lab sessions.



Bibliography

- Hillier, Hanson 1984: The social logic of space.

- Hillier 1996: Space is the machine: A configurational theory of architecture.

- www.spacesyntax.com/symposia. All the information required is available in the internet.