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The need for descriptive methods in architectural research
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture, Urban Design. (Spatial analysis and Design (SAD))
2000 (English)In: Nordisk arkitekturforskning, ISSN 1102-5824, Nordic Journal of Architectural Research, Vol. 13, no 1-2, 37-44 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The methodological field of architectural research is one rich in kinds, something more or less inherent in the art of the subject. The built environment plays a fundamental role in many areas of human activity and thus also becomes part of research within these areas. Still, when we turn to the specific study of the built environment per se, one encounters a field surprisingly empty on specific methods of research, especially if we turn to the architectural artefacts themselves. With my own thesis-work as a starting point I want to point to some of the problems this poses. Above all as to point to the need for more powerful descriptive methods in architectural research. In this I am heavily relying on the first three chapters of Bill Hilliers ‘Space is the machine’.

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Stockholm: Nordisk arkitekturforskning , 2000. Vol. 13, no 1-2, 37-44 p.
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urban form, typology, space syntax, theory of description, urban design
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-53082OAI: diva2:468881
QC 20120102Available from: 2012-01-02 Created: 2011-12-21 Last updated: 2012-01-02Bibliographically approved

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