Hillier, WRG; Hanson, J; Peponis, J; (1987) Syntactic Analysis of Settlements. Architecture et Comportement/Architecture and Behaviour , 3 (3) 217 - 231.
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This paper introduces a model for the representation, analysis and interpretation of settlement space: syntactic analysis. The model of analysis sees a settlement as a bi-polar system, arranged between the entrances to buildings and the world outside the settlement. The structure of space between these two domains is seen as a means of interfacing two kinds of relations: those among the inhabitants of the settlement and those between inhabitants and strangers. The essence of the method of analysis is that it establishes a way of dealing with the global physical structure of a settlement without losing sight of its social structure; and second - a function of the first - it establishes a method of describing space in such a way as to make its social origins and consequences a part of that description. It is proposed that it is precisely in the relations between local and global structure that traditional and vernacular settlements can be characterized and classified spatially.
|Title:||Syntactic Analysis of Settlements|
|Open access status:||An open access version is available from UCL Discovery|
|Additional information:||Imported via OAI, 16:54:26 4th May 2005|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School > Bartlett School of Graduate Studies|
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