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URBAN DESIGN STUDIO

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Morphological Analysis
Urban Morphology
is the study of the form of human settlements and the process of their formation and
transformation. The study seeks to understand the spatial structure and character of
a metropolitan area, city, town or village by examining the patterns of its component
parts and the process of its development.

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Morphological Analysis
Evolution of Town

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Morphological Analysis
Evolution of Town

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Morphological Analysis
Form and
Pattern

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Morphological Analysis
Form and
Pattern

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Morphological Analysis
Old Structures/Elements

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Morphological Analysis
Old Structures/Elements

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Morphological Analysis
Old Structures/Elements

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Visual Analysis
City Profile

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Visual Analysis
City Image
A public image of any given city is the overlap of many individual images. It refers to
physical forms and are classified into five types of elements: path, edges, districts,
nodes and landmarks.

Old City of Sanaa

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Visual Analysis
Path
Channels by which people move along roads, sidewalks, streets, rails

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Visual Analysis
Edges
Dividing lines between two phases railway lines, seashores, river

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Visual Analysis
Districts
A medium to large sections of a city which are recognizable as having a common ,
identifying character.

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Visual Analysis
Landmarks
Point of reference, it makes one orient oneself buildings, monument, signs

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Visual Analysis
Nodes
Area of strategic spots where extra focus are given popular city centre, busy
intersections, parks, markets

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Visual Analysis
Edges
Dividing lines between two phases railway lines, seashores, river

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Visual Analysis
City Form
general pattern of building height and development intensity" and the "structural
elements" that define the City physically, such as natural features, transportation
corridors (including the planned fixed rail transit system), open space, public
facilities, as well as activity centres and focal elements.

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Visual Analysis
City Form
The arrangement of a built up area. This arrangement is made up of many components
including how close buildings and uses are together; what uses are located where; and
how much of the natural environment is a part of the built up area.

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Visual Analysis
City Form
It relates to imageability: visible, coherent and clear. To heighten the imageability of the
urban environment is to facilitate its visual identification and structuring.

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Visual Analysis
City Form

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Visual Analysis
City Form

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Visual Analysis
Urban Structure
The overall framework of a region, town or precinct, showing relationships between
zones of built forms, land forms, natural environments, activities and open spaces. It
encompasses broader systems including transport and infrastructure networks

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Visual Analysis
Urban Structure
The urban design structure defines the urban form and the building form

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Visual Analysis
Movement
Pattern

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Visual Analysis
Movement
Pattern

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Visual Analysis
Movement
Pattern

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Visual Analysis
Buildings
Buildings are the most pronounced elements of urban design they shape and articulate
space by forming the the streetwalls of the city. Well designed buildings and groups of
buildings work together to create a sense of place.

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Visual Analysis
Buildings uses

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Visual Analysis
Architectural features
Architecture ties structural elements and spaces together to achieve cohesion.
Architectural features are the unique details and component parts that, together, form the
architectural style of houses, buildings and structures.

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Visual Analysis
Active building frontages
street frontages where there is an active visual engagement between those in the street
and those on the ground floors of buildings. This quality is assisted where the front facade
of buildings, including the main entrance, faces and open towards the street.

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Visual Analysis
Landuse characteristics

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Visual Analysis
Mental Mapping
The act of finding places using visualizations based on an individual's known sense of
direction.

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Townscape Appraisal
Urban Fabric
The
physical
aspect
of
urbanism,
emphasizing building types, thoroughfares,
open space, frontages, and streetscapes
but excluding environmental, functional,
economic and sociocultural aspects.

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Townscape
Appraisal

Urban fabric
Urban fabric is the physical form of towns and cities. Like textiles, urban fabric comes in
many different types and weaves

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Townscape
Appraisal

Urban fabric

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Townscape Appraisal
Serial Vision
To better convey movement through space, we can use a series of changing perspective
views, as English architect and urban designer Gordon Cullen did when he coined the
phrase Serial Vision to describe what one might see and experience as one walks
through a sequence of spaces.

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Townscape Appraisal
Serial Vision