CE 147 - 04 Site Analysis and Planning

CE 147 - 04 Site Analysis and Planning - 1 Introduction to...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 Introduction to SITE ANALYIS AND URBAN DESIGN Site Assessment Overview Before you site your building, you need to understand how the project relates to the surrounding environment. This requires that you study the site and its surroundings. This presentation will assist in structuring This presentation will assist in structuring your site assessment efforts and outline the organization of the accompanying materials. 2 What is Urban Design? The art of making places The relationship between different buildings The relationship between different buildings The relationship between buildings and streets, squares, parks, waterways and other spaces that make up the public domain What is Urban Design The patterns of movement and activity established by built environment In summary: the complex relationship between all of the elements of built and unbuilt space 3 Urban Design Qualities Good qualities in urban design are achieved through urban design principles Permeability move and connect Vitality exciting places Variety diversity Legibility Where am I? How do I get there? Legibility Where am I? How do I get there? Robustness change and adapt as required Urban Design Qualities Vitality Places that are vibrant safe comfortable varied fun Places that are vibrant, safe, comfortable, varied, fun, and active Variety A successful place also offers a mix of activities to the widest range of possible users 4 Urban Design Qualities Legibility A successful and legible development is a place that A successful and legible development is a place that has a clear image and is easy to understand Robustness A desirable quality of a development is to create a place that can be used for many different purposes by different people and can change and adapt for different uses. Urban Design Qualities Urban design qualities are abstract theoretical concepts Designing to ensure inclusion of a particular quality Designing to ensure inclusion of a particular quality means adopting some kind of rule or urban design principle When applying design principles to a particular part of town, designers must always place them in the broader context of that town broader context of that town 5 Urban Design Qualities Urban design qualities are abstract theoretical concepts Principles are not rigid and are not to be followed Principles are not rigid and are not to be followed slavishly Some principles may have to be adjusted in order to benefit the largest number of people Good design results from consideration of the widest range of concerns and issues Urban Design Qualities Permeability A desirable characteristic of a place is the ease with A desirable characteristic of a place is the ease with which one can move through and get to other locations Such places are therefore integrated physically or connected to their surrounding areas 6 Urban Design Qualities Permeability A successful movement system A successful movement system Provides the maximum choice of how people will...
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This note was uploaded on 01/14/2010 for the course CEE 147 taught by Professor Sabol during the Winter '09 term at UCLA.

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CE 147 - 04 Site Analysis and Planning - 1 Introduction to...

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