Diagramming site information: 14 quick thumbnails

The kinds of information collected for a contextual analysis involve an inventory of existing and projected site conditions. Keep in mind at all times that this is not a design response but rather finding out all...

step-by-step | creating a figure-ground diagram

A figure-ground diagram is a two-dimensional map of an urban space that shows the relationship between built and unbuilt space. It is used in the analysis of urban design and planning. It is akin to...

Luton Power Court’s informal site analysis

The major role of site analysis is that of information about the site prior to beginning the design concepts so that the early thinking about the building can incorporate meaningful responses to external conditions. This...

Background and foreground expression in mapping the urban

Figure-ground is the representation of space, often urban, that uses a fill or poché to show the relationship between built structure and fabric. When I start a project, my first task is to look at...

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