Reference : A spherical metric for the field-oriented analysis of complex urban open spaces
Scientific journals : Article
Engineering, computing & technology : Architecture
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/7287
A spherical metric for the field-oriented analysis of complex urban open spaces
English
Teller, Jacques mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > > Urbanisme et aménagement du territoire >]
May-2003
Environment & Planning B : Planning & Design
Pion Ltd
30
3
339-356
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0265-8135
London
[en] urban morphology ; indicators
[en] The author deals with the analysis of urban open spaces, once conceived as part and parcel of our urban heritage. He introduces a mathematical modelling technique that is capable of mapping the variation of the sky visible from points distributed throughout space. The resulting maps overcome the limits of orthographic (plan, section, and elevation) and perspective methods of analysis by considering the dynamic qualities of the Gibsonian 'visual world' that takes account not only of bifocal vision but also of the relatively free movement of the head and shoulders, that is, vision as part of the human ecology. The maps show how-a person might experience those volumes of a void that define a space, not from a fixed point but from moving about inside the entire urban open space.
LEPUR
Union Européenne = European Union - UE = EU
SUIT
Researchers
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/7287

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