Sections of the city : architecturalising the tools of urban morphology

Barbeler, Angela & Guaralda, Mirko (2011) Sections of the city : architecturalising the tools of urban morphology. ISUF 2011, The Eighteenth International Seminar on Urban Form, Urban Morphology and the Post-Carbon City, August 26-29, 2011, Concordia University , Montreal, Canada.

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The study of urban morphology has become an expanding field of research within the architectural discipline, providing theories to be used as tools in the understanding and design of urban landscapes from the past, the present and into the future. Drawing upon contemporary architectural design theory, this investigation reveals what a sectional analysis of an urban landscape can add to the existing research methods within this field. This paper conducts an enquiry into the use of the section as a tool for urban morphological analysis. Following the methodology of the British school of urban morphology, sections through the urban fabric of the case study city of Brisbane are compared. The results are categorised to depict changes in scale, components and utilisation throughout various timeframes. The key findings illustrate how the section, when read in conjunction with the plan can be used to interpret changes to urban form and the relationship that this has to the quality of the urban environment in the contemporary city.

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ID Code: 52909
Item Type: Other
Refereed: No
Keywords: Urban Morphology, Brisbane
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 The Authors
Deposited On: 05 Aug 2012 22:52
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2012 19:56

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