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The Resource The mathematics of the modernist villa : architectural analysis using space syntax and Isovists, Michael J. Ostwald, Michael J. Dawes, (electronic book)

The mathematics of the modernist villa : architectural analysis using space syntax and Isovists, Michael J. Ostwald, Michael J. Dawes, (electronic book)

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The mathematics of the modernist villa : architectural analysis using space syntax and Isovists
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The mathematics of the modernist villa
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architectural analysis using space syntax and Isovists
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Michael J. Ostwald, Michael J. Dawes
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eng
Summary
This book presents the first detailed mathematical analysis of the social, cognitive and experiential properties of Modernist domestic architecture. The Modern Movement in architecture, which came to prominence during the first half of the twentieth century, may have been famous for its functional forms and machine-made aesthetic, but it also sought to challenge the way people inhabit, understand and experience space. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s buildings were not only minimalist and transparent, they were designed to subvert traditional social hierarchies. Frank Lloyd Wright’s organic Modernism not only attempted to negotiate a more responsive relationship between nature and architecture, but also shape the way people experience space. Richard Neutra’s Californian Modernism is traditionally celebrated for its sleek, geometric forms, but his intention was to use design to support a heightened understanding of context. Glenn Murcutt’s pristine pavilions, seemingly the epitome of regional Modernism, actually raise important questions about the socio-spatial structure of architecture. Rather than focussing on form or style in Modernism, this book examines the spatial, social and experiential properties of thirty-seven designs by Wright, Mies, Neutra and Murcutt. The computational and mathematical methods used for this purpose are drawn from space syntax, isovist geometry and graph theory. The specific issues that are examined include: the sensory and emotional appeal of space and form; shifting social and spatial structures in architectural planning; wayfinding and visual understanding; and the relationship between form and program.--
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Ostwald, Michael J
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724/.6
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illustrations
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index present
LC call number
NA682.M63
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
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Dawes, Michael J.
Series statement
Mathematics and the built environment,
Series volume
volume 3
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Modern movement (Architecture)
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The mathematics of the modernist villa : architectural analysis using space syntax and Isovists, Michael J. Ostwald, Michael J. Dawes, (electronic book)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; About the Authors; 1 Introduction; 1.1 Background; 1.2 Modernism; 1.3 The Significance of Space; 1.4 The Social, Cognitive and Experiential; 1.4.1 Social Properties; 1.4.2 Cognitive Properties; 1.4.3 Experiential Properties; 1.5 Structuring the Research; 1.6 Presentation and Precision; Methods; 2 Space Syntax, Theory and Techniques; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Graphs and Space; 2.3 Convex Space Analysis; 2.4 Axial Line Analysis; 2.5 Intersection Point Analysis; 2.6 Visibility Graph Analysis; 2.7 Conclusion; 3 Spaces, Lines and Intersections
  • 3.1 Introduction3.2 Convex Space Analysis; 3.3 Axial Line Analysis; 3.4 Intersection Point Analysis; 3.5 Conclusion; 4 Isovist Analysis, Theories and Methods; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Background to Visibility Analysis; 4.3 Methodological Considerations; 4.4 Manual Isovist Construction; 4.5 Worked Example; 4.5.1 Surface Vertex Method; 4.5.2 Radial Projection Method; 4.6 Deriving Quantitative Measures; 4.7 Isovist Representation; 4.8 Using Isovists for Analysis; 4.9 Conclusion; Mies, Neutra and Murcutt; 5 Mies van der Rohe: Characteristics of the Free Plan; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Mies van der Rohe
  • 5.3 Method5.3.1 Hypotheses; 5.3.2 Approach; 5.4 Results; 5.4.1 Wolf House, Guben, Poland (1927); 5.4.2 Lange House, Krefeld, Germany (1930); 5.4.3 Esters House, Krefeld, Germany (1930); 5.4.4 Lemke House, Berlin, Germany (1933); 5.4.5 Farnsworth House, Plano, Illinois, USA (1951); 5.5 Discussion; 5.6 Conclusion; 6 Richard Neutra: Spatial Theory and Practice; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Neutra and Biorealism; 6.3 Method; 6.3.1 Hypotheses; 6.3.2 Approach; 6.4 Results; 6.4.1 Kaufmann Desert House, Palm Springs, California, USA (1947); 6.4.2 Tremaine House, Montecito, California, USA (1948)
  • 6.4.3 Moore House, Ojai California, USA (1952)6.4.4 Kramer House, Norco, California, USA (1953); 6.4.5 Oxley House, La Jolla, California, USA (1958); 6.5 Conclusion; 7 Glenn Murcutt: Form and Social Function; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Spatial Structure; 7.3 Method; 7.3.1 Hypotheses; 7.3.2 Approach; 7.4 Results; 7.4.1 Marie Short House, Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia (1975); 7.4.2 Nicholas House, Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia (1980); 7.4.3 Carruthers House, Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia (1980); 7.4.4 Fredericks House, Jambaroo, New South Wales, Australia (1982)
  • 7.4.5 Ball-Eastaway House, Glenorie, New South Wales, Australia (1982)7.4.6 Magney House, Bingie Bingie, New South Wales, Australia (1984); 7.4.7 Simpson-Lee House, Mount Wilson, New South Wales, Australia (1994); 7.4.8 Fletcher-Page House, Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, Australia (1998); 7.4.9 Southern Highlands House, Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia (2001); 7.4.10 Walsh House, Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, Australia (2005); 7.5 Comparative Analysis; 7.6 Conclusion; Frank Lloyd Wright; 8 Wright and Spatial Preference Theory; 8.1 Introduction; 8.2 Environmental Preference Theory
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 420 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319716459
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-71647-3
Other physical details
illustrations.
System control number
  • on1031465707
  • (OCoLC)1031465707
Label
The mathematics of the modernist villa : architectural analysis using space syntax and Isovists, Michael J. Ostwald, Michael J. Dawes, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; About the Authors; 1 Introduction; 1.1 Background; 1.2 Modernism; 1.3 The Significance of Space; 1.4 The Social, Cognitive and Experiential; 1.4.1 Social Properties; 1.4.2 Cognitive Properties; 1.4.3 Experiential Properties; 1.5 Structuring the Research; 1.6 Presentation and Precision; Methods; 2 Space Syntax, Theory and Techniques; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Graphs and Space; 2.3 Convex Space Analysis; 2.4 Axial Line Analysis; 2.5 Intersection Point Analysis; 2.6 Visibility Graph Analysis; 2.7 Conclusion; 3 Spaces, Lines and Intersections
  • 3.1 Introduction3.2 Convex Space Analysis; 3.3 Axial Line Analysis; 3.4 Intersection Point Analysis; 3.5 Conclusion; 4 Isovist Analysis, Theories and Methods; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Background to Visibility Analysis; 4.3 Methodological Considerations; 4.4 Manual Isovist Construction; 4.5 Worked Example; 4.5.1 Surface Vertex Method; 4.5.2 Radial Projection Method; 4.6 Deriving Quantitative Measures; 4.7 Isovist Representation; 4.8 Using Isovists for Analysis; 4.9 Conclusion; Mies, Neutra and Murcutt; 5 Mies van der Rohe: Characteristics of the Free Plan; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Mies van der Rohe
  • 5.3 Method5.3.1 Hypotheses; 5.3.2 Approach; 5.4 Results; 5.4.1 Wolf House, Guben, Poland (1927); 5.4.2 Lange House, Krefeld, Germany (1930); 5.4.3 Esters House, Krefeld, Germany (1930); 5.4.4 Lemke House, Berlin, Germany (1933); 5.4.5 Farnsworth House, Plano, Illinois, USA (1951); 5.5 Discussion; 5.6 Conclusion; 6 Richard Neutra: Spatial Theory and Practice; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Neutra and Biorealism; 6.3 Method; 6.3.1 Hypotheses; 6.3.2 Approach; 6.4 Results; 6.4.1 Kaufmann Desert House, Palm Springs, California, USA (1947); 6.4.2 Tremaine House, Montecito, California, USA (1948)
  • 6.4.3 Moore House, Ojai California, USA (1952)6.4.4 Kramer House, Norco, California, USA (1953); 6.4.5 Oxley House, La Jolla, California, USA (1958); 6.5 Conclusion; 7 Glenn Murcutt: Form and Social Function; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Spatial Structure; 7.3 Method; 7.3.1 Hypotheses; 7.3.2 Approach; 7.4 Results; 7.4.1 Marie Short House, Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia (1975); 7.4.2 Nicholas House, Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia (1980); 7.4.3 Carruthers House, Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia (1980); 7.4.4 Fredericks House, Jambaroo, New South Wales, Australia (1982)
  • 7.4.5 Ball-Eastaway House, Glenorie, New South Wales, Australia (1982)7.4.6 Magney House, Bingie Bingie, New South Wales, Australia (1984); 7.4.7 Simpson-Lee House, Mount Wilson, New South Wales, Australia (1994); 7.4.8 Fletcher-Page House, Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, Australia (1998); 7.4.9 Southern Highlands House, Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia (2001); 7.4.10 Walsh House, Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, Australia (2005); 7.5 Comparative Analysis; 7.6 Conclusion; Frank Lloyd Wright; 8 Wright and Spatial Preference Theory; 8.1 Introduction; 8.2 Environmental Preference Theory
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 420 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319716459
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-71647-3
Other physical details
illustrations.
System control number
  • on1031465707
  • (OCoLC)1031465707

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