Defining domestic access patterns the link between the house and street network in Newcastle upon Tyne

Wir-Konas, Agnieszka and Seo, Kyung Wook (2017) Defining domestic access patterns the link between the house and street network in Newcastle upon Tyne. In: Proceedings of the 11th International Space Syntax Symposium. Instituto Superior Técnico - Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon. ISBN 9789729899447

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The spatial interface is situated in an interesting place between a street, part of a macro-scale network, and a building, a single urban cell with its own internal structure. In this paper we investigate the relationship between residential buildings and the street, while searching for links between syntactic measures of the street network and micro-morphological properties of building entrances. Building on the syntactic concept of the spatial interface, we analyse the structure of the space between a building and a street segment in speculative developments in Gosforth, a district of Newcastle upon Tyne. We argue that understanding the logic behind the building-street interfaces provides additional data in order to better explain and describe both street and building entities. The study of through-movement potential in the district of Gosforth and micro-morphological properties of the interfaces in speculative estates revealed common access patterns amongst all estates. We observe a change in the treatment of the interfaces over time and in relation to the position in the street network hierarchy. We conclude that micro-morphological information introduces another dimension into macro-scale analysis. In order to make both micro- and macro- analysis as complete as possible we must not treat them as isolated entities but as a part of the system.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Urban interface, access pattern, micro-morphology, space syntax
Subjects: K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional)
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2017 11:21
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 19:43

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