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Space is the Machine: A Configuration Theory of Architecture - Bill Hillier

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Since The Social Logic of Space was published in 1984 Bill Hillier and his colleagues at University College London have been conducting research on how space features in the form and functioning of buildings and cities. A key outcome is the concept of 'spatial configuration' - meaning relations which take account of other relations in a complex. New techniques have been developed and applied to a wide range of architectural and urban problems. The aim of this book is to assemble some of this work and show how it leads the way to a new type of theory of architecture: an 'analytic' theory in which understanding and design advance together. The success of configurational ideas in bringing to light the spatial logic of buildings and cities suggests that it might be possible to extend these ideas to other areas of the human sciences where problems of configuration and pattern are critical.

Text is in good condition. Wear to both front and back covers.

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Author(s):
Bill Hillier
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
24.5 x 19 cm
Edition:
First Edition, 1996
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
052164528X
ISBN-13:
9780521645287
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Space is the Machine: A Configuration Theory of Architecture

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Since The Social Logic of Space was published in 1984 Bill Hillier and his colleagues at University College London have been conducting research on how space features in the form and functioning of buildings and cities. A key outcome is the concept of 'spatial configuration' - meaning relations which take account of other relations in a complex. New techniques have been developed and applied to a wide range of architectural and urban problems. The aim of this book is to assemble some of this work and show how it leads the way to a new type of theory of architecture: an 'analytic' theory in which understanding and design advance together. The success of configurational ideas in bringing to light the spatial logic of buildings and cities suggests that it might be possible to extend these ideas to other areas of the human sciences where problems of configuration and pattern are critical.

Text is in good condition. Wear to both front and back covers.

Author(s):
Bill Hillier
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
24.5 x 19 cm
Edition:
First Edition, 1996
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
052164528X
ISBN-13:
9780521645287
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Space is the Machine: A Configuration Theory of Architecture

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