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Design, space and use : a study of neighbourhood morphology / Björn Klarqvist, Ye Min

By: Klarqvist, Björn 1936-
Contributor(s): Min, Ye | Statens råd för byggnadsforskning
Material type: TextTextSeries: Document / Swedish Council for Building Research 1994:110347-0962Publisher: Stockholm Solna Swedish Council for Building Research [Statens råd för byggnadsforskning] Svensk byggtjänst [distributör] 1995Description: 222 s. (xvii, [1], 222 s.) ill., diagr., kartor, tab. 25 cmISBN: 9154056934Subject(s): Bostadsområden | City planning | Bostadsområden -- samhällsplanering | Boendemiljö | Bostadsplanering | Samhällsplanering Bostäder SverigeDDC classification: 711.58 Other classification: Odgl | 711 | Odgl-c Summary: The objective of the study has been to investigate if and how far analysis of spatial structure of a neighbourhood layout can help us grasp its functional implications, and to develop a comprehensive method for study of housing layouts. In part 1 a method, Space Syntax Analysis, is applied to the description of the plan pattern of a case neighbourhood, the Skintbo housing area in Göteborg. Part 2 presents the Swedish standards for playground planning and previous research. Part 3 consists of three papers discussing the issue of the relation between architecture and social sciences. These papers are: 'The neighbourliness of the neighbourhood units', 'The shape of residential areas - a social issue', and 'The neighbourhood unit - a social mould?
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The objective of the study has been to investigate if and how far analysis of spatial structure of a neighbourhood layout can help us grasp its functional implications, and to develop a comprehensive method for study of housing layouts. In part 1 a method, Space Syntax Analysis, is applied to the description of the plan pattern of a case neighbourhood, the Skintbo housing area in Göteborg. Part 2 presents the Swedish standards for playground planning and previous research. Part 3 consists of three papers discussing the issue of the relation between architecture and social sciences. These papers are: 'The neighbourliness of the neighbourhood units', 'The shape of residential areas - a social issue', and 'The neighbourhood unit - a social mould?

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