A Meaning of Baroque in terms of Space Syntax

Kigawa, Tsuyoshi, Seo, Kyung Wook and Furuyama, Masao (2006) A Meaning of Baroque in terms of Space Syntax. Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering, 5 (2). pp. 269-276. ISSN 1346-7581

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3130/jaabe.5.269


A city is a spatial system that is generated in the process of searching for an ideal form. From the structure of a city, we can find paradigms of the past in which worldviews of the society are instilled. Baroque, to be studied in this paper, is interpreted as a change from ′limitation′ to ′infinity′. There are many studies that investigated Baroque but they see the change from a single viewpoint of either cosmology or practicality. The purpose of this study is, therefore, to combine these two viewpoints for a comprehensive understanding of what paradigm has formed Baroque cities. Practicality is revealed by means of Space Syntax and our new concept, Urban Entropy Coefficient (: UEC), which is then related to cosmology. We conclude that the intention of Baroque was to configure a Multi-Center layout for the dynamic function of the city.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Baroque, Rome, Paris, space syntax, urban morphology
Subjects: K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional)
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2015 14:32
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 16:19
URI: https://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/21116

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