4th International Space Syntax Symposium

London, UK 2003

The Fourth International Space Syntax Symposium was held at University College London in 2003. The symposium proceedings are available below:

  1. The knowledge that shapes the city: the human city beneath the social city Paper Abstract (Professor Bill Hillier – The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, UCL, UK)
  2. On the formulation of spatial meaning in architectural design Paper Abstract (Dr. John Peponis – Georgia Institute of Technology, USA; Chryssoula Karadima – National Technical University of Athens, Greece; Sonit Bafna – Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  3. The 21st Century model prison Paper (Simon Henley – Architect, Buschow Henley, UK)
  4. Shifts in the conceptualisation of spatial relations in home-making practice: suggestions from recent cultural history Abstract (Professor Tim Putnam – School of Art, Design and Media, University of Portsmouth, UK)
  5. How day-lighting constrains access Paper Abstract (Professor Philip Steadman – The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, UCL, UK)
  6. The architectures of seeing and going: are cities shaped by bodies or minds? Paper Abstract (Professor Bill Hillier – The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, UCL, UK)
  7. Embodied spatial cognition Abstract (Professor Barbara Tversky – Department of Psychology, Stanford University, USA)
  8. Technological unconscious Abstract (Professor Nigel Thrift – School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, UK)
  9. Space layout affects search efficiency for agents with vision Paper Abstract (Alan Penn and Alasdair Turner – The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, UCL, UK)
  10. What makes big dumb bells a mega shopping mall? Paper Abstract (Polly Fong – The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, UCL, UK)
  11. Spatial and functional differentiation: a symbiotic and systematic relationship Paper Abstract (Dr. Apiradee Kasemsook – The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, UCL, UK)
  12. From compact colonial villages to sparse metropolis: investigating grid integration, compactness and form of the integration core in Brazilian cities Paper Abstract (Valério Augusto Soares De Medeiros, Dr. Frederico Rosa Borges de Holanda – Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil; and Dr. Edja Bezerra Faria Trigueiro – Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil)
  13. Human scales: understanding places of centering and de-centering Paper Abstract (Dr. Stephen Read and Luki Budiarto – Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
  14. The tale of two cities: the dynamics of the city Isfahan in the past and present Paper Abstract (Dr. Kayvan Karimi – Space Syntax Limited, UK; and Nooshin Motamed – UK)
  15. Reversing the process of living: generating ecomorphic environments Paper Abstract (Alasdair Turner – The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, UCL, UK)
  16. Squatter settlements consolidation: spatial analysis in an agent-based environment Paper Abstract (Dr. Fabiano Sobreira – Faculdade de Ciencias Humanas, ESUDA, Brazil)
  17. Building space and myth at the edge of empire: Space Syntax analysis of St. Petersburg, 1703-1913 Paper Abstract (Professor Kenneth Knoespel – Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  18. Building on geometries of intelligibility: Planning the Leiden region as a layered movement fabric Paper Abstract (Camelia Kusumo and Dr.Stephen Read – Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
  19. Heraklion and Chania: a study of the evolution of their spatial and functional patterns Paper Abstract (Irini Perdikogianni – The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, UCL, UK)
  20. Marginal heritage: studying effects of change in spatial integration over land-use patterns and architectural conservation in the old town centre of Natal, Brazil Paper Abstract (Dr. Edja Bezerra Faria Trigueiro – Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil; and Valério Augusto Soares de Medeiros – Universidade de Brasília, Brazil)
  21. Examining the impact of Euro-Canadian Architecture on Inuit families living in Arctic Canada Paper Abstract (Dr. Peter C. Dawson – University of Calgary, Canada)
  22. Alice’s mirror: marketing strategies and the creation of the ideal home Paper Abstract (Dr. Luiz Amorim and Dr. Claudia Loureiro – Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil)
  23. The Would, the Could, the Should and the Is: the role of the architect and client in the production of the spatial characteristics of the contemporary Greek-Cypriot house Paper Abstract (Dr. Christos Hadjichristos – Architect, Cyprus)
  24. My bedroom, my world: domestic space between modernity and tradition Paper Abstract (Franciney Carreiro de França and Dr. Frederico Rosa Borges de Holanda – Universidade de Brasília, Brazil)
  25. Designing games: structure, playability and intelligibility Paper Abstract (Dr. Aarati Kanekar – University of Cincinnati, USA)
  26. Variations as compressions of analytic and synthetic moments in design Paper Abstract (Iris Lycourioti – National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
  27. Configurations of experience Paper Abstract (Thomas Dine – Architect, UK)
  28. Combining grammars and Space Syntax: formulating, evaluating, and generating designs Paper Abstract (Professor Teresa Heitor, Assistant Professor Dr. José Pinto Duarte and Rafaela Marques Pinto – Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal)
  29. Path, theme and narrative in open plan exhibition settings Paper Abstract (Dr. John Peponis, Dr. Ruth Conroy Dalton – Georgia Institute of Technology, USA; Professor Jean Wineman – University of Michigan, USA; and Nick Sheep Dalton – Georgia Regional Transportation Authority, USA)
  30. Modalities of Poetic Syntax in the work of Hejduk Paper Abstract (Weiling He and Dr. John Peponis – Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  31. Top-down and bottom-up characterisations of shape and space Paper Abstract (Dr. Sophia Psarra – Welsh School of Architecture, UK)
  32. Inscribing structures of dance into architecture Paper Abstract (Evelyn Gavrilou – National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
  33. The city as object of human agency Paper Abstract (Professor Romulo Krafta, Denise de Oliveira and Rafael Bordini – Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
  34. Scaling and universality in the micro-structure of urban space Paper Abstract (Dr. Rui Carvalho, Alan Penn and Shinichi Iida – The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, UCL, UK)
  35. A proposed methodology to normalise total depth values when applying the visibility graph analysis Paper Abstract (Dr. Maria Beatriz de Arruda Campos – Space Syntax Limited, UK; and Polly S.P. Fong – The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, UCL, UK)
  36. A measure of universal distance using Space Syntax analysis Paper Abstract (Dr. Mohamed A. Salheen – Ain-Shams University, Egypt)
  37. Analyzing the effects of spatial configuration on human movement and social interaction in Canadian Arctic communities Paper Abstract (Dr. Peter C. Dawson – University of Calgary, Canada)
  38. Housing and community consolidation in informal settlements: a case of movement economy Paper Abstract (Dr. Margarita Greene – Catholic University of Chile, Chile)
  39. From vernacular to collage city Paper Abstract (Andrea Moura and Dr. Frederico Rosa Borges de Holanda – Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil)
  40. Original and converted social housing: spatial configurations and residents’ attitudes Paper Abstract (Dr. Antônio Tarcisio da Luz Reis – Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Sydney, Australia)
  41. Light, views and money: average perimeter distance and its relation to floor plate geometry Paper Abstract (Ermal Shpuza – Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  42. Hybrid infrastructures for knowledge work Paper Abstract (John W. Bakke and Birgitte Yttri – Telenor Research and Development, Norway)
  43. Organizational constructs and the structure of space: a comparative study of office layouts Paper Abstract (Dr. Mahbub Rashid and Professor Craig Zimring – Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  44. Accessibility and security: syntactic and perceptual analysis in two low-income housing estates Paper Abstract (Dr. Antônio Tarcisio da Luz Reis – Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Sydney, Australia); Adriana Araujo Portella, Janise Gaddo Bennett – Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; and Dr. Maria Cristina Lay – - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Sydney, Australia))
  45. Methods and principles of police deployment within “chaotic” urban structure Paper Abstract (Dr. Elena Rodina – President of the Urban Chaos Research Group, USA; Professor Vladimir Rodin – Voronezh State University, Russia; and Dr. Vladislav Dumachev – Voronezh Institute of Police, Russia)
  46. Spatial configuration and vulnerability of residential burglary: a case study of a city in Taiwan Paper Abstract (Dr. Simon C. F. Shu – Feng Chia University, Taiwan; and Jason N. H. Huang – Changhua County Goverment, Taiwan)
  47. Application of geotechnology to urban configuration Paper Abstract (Rômulo José da Costa Ribeiro and Dr. Frederico Rosa Borges de Holanda – Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil)
  48. Introducing the third dimension on space syntax: application on the historical Istanbul Paper Abstract (Professor Yasushi Asami – University of Tokyo, Japan; Professor Ayse Sema Kubat – Istanbul Technical University, Turkey; Kensuke Kitagawa – University of Tokyo, Japan; and Shinichi Iida – The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, UCL, UK)
  49. Lines and squares: Towards a configurational approach to the morphology of open spaces Paper Abstract (Dr. Valerio Cutini – Universita di Pisa, Italy)
  50. Bending the axial line: smoothly continuous road centre-line segments as a basis for road network analysis Paper Abstract (Dr. Robert C. Thomson – the Robert Gordon University, UK)
  51. Looking both ways: Space Syntax for pedestrian exposure forecasting and collision risk analysis Paper Abstract (Noah Raford – University of California, Berkeley, Traffic Safety Center, USA)
  52. Urban safety in residential areas Paper Abstract (Dr. Margarita Greene and Ricardo Greene – Catholic University of Chile, Chile)
  53. Representing urban cognitive structure as a spatial differentiation measure Paper Abstract (Ana Paula Neto de Faria and Professor Romulo Krafta – Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
  54. Spatial analysis of different home environments in the city of Trabzon, Turkey Paper Abstract (Dr. Pelin Dursun and Professor Gulsun Saglamer – Istanbul Technical University, Turkey)
  55. Family structure and spatial configuration in Turkish house form in Anatolia from the early 19th century to the late 20th century Paper Abstract (Umut Toker and Zeynep Toker – North Carolina State University, USA)
  56. The visibility graph: an approach to the analysis of domestic M’zabite traditional spaces Paper Abstract (Bellal Tahar – University of Sétif, Algeria; and Dr. Frank Brown – Manchester University, UK)
  57. Detective work with a deficient sample: syntactic analysis of the houses of conflict Paper Abstract (Ciler Kirsan – The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, UCL, UK)
  58. Body, eye and imagination: dynamics of space in French and English gardening Paper Abstract (Professor Yves Abrioux – Université Paris 3, France)
  59. The syntactical image of the city: a reciprocal definition of spatial elements and spatial syntaxes Paper Abstract (Dr. Ruth Conroy Dalton and Dr. Sonit Bafna – Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  60. Architectural atmosphere and the spatially situated body Paper Abstract (Ioanna Spanou – National University of Athens, Greece; and Dr. John Peponis – Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  61. ‘The book and the labyrinth were one and the same’: narrative and architecture in Borges’ fictions Paper Abstract (Dr. Sophia Psarra – Welsh School of Architecture, UK)
  62. The shape of habitable space Paper Paper Abstract (Alan Penn – The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, UCL, UK)
  63. Storing directionality in axial lines using complex node depths Paper Abstract (Nick Sheep Dalton – Georgia Regional Transportation Authority, USA)
  64. Addressing normalisation in the pursuit of comparable integration Paper Abstract (Gillian E. Livesey and Dr. Anthony Donegan – University of Ulster, UK)
  65. To tame a TIGER one has to know its nature: extending weighted angular integration analysis to the description of GIS road-centerline data for large scale urban analysis Paper Abstract (Nick Sheep Dalton – Georgia Regional Transportation Authority, USA; Dr. John Peponis and Dr. Ruth Conroy Dalton – Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  66. The spatial construction of seeing at Castelvecchio Paper Abstract (Gianna Stavroulaki – National Technical University of Athens, Greece; and Dr. John Peponis – Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  67. An approach to the microstructure of the gallery space: the case of the Sainsbury Wing Paper Abstract (Kali Tzortzi – The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, UCL, UK)
  68. Ability and intelligibility: wayfinding and environmental cognition in the designed environment Paper Abstract (Assistant Professor Saif Haq and Sara Girotto – Texas Tech University, USA)
  69. The question of social potential in space use Paper Abstract (Dr. Zoe Georgiadou – Technological Educational Institution, Greece)
  70. Phenomenal space: attitudes and methods Paper Abstract (Mir Azimzadeh and Professor Björn Klarqvist – Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
  71. Legible cities: the role of visual clues and pathway configuration in legibility of cities Paper Abstract (Mahshid Shokouhi – Associate Professor, University of Art, Iran)
  72. A model of hierarchical cognitive map and human memory designed for reactive and planned navigation Paper Abstract (Romain Thomas and Dr. Stephane Donikian – IRISA/CNRS, France)
  73. Using Space Syntax to understand multi-layer high density urban environments Paper Abstract (Ra’anan Gabay – Israel Institute of Technology & Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Israel; and Dr. Iris Aravot – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
  74. Communities and spatial culture of a communally diverse city: Ahmedabad, India Paper Abstract (Shibu Raman – Oxford Brookes University, UK)
  75. Informal economy and spatial configuration in Quilicura, Santiago Paper Abstract (Rodrigo Mora – Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Chile)
  76. Uncovering the spatial patterns of Portland’s gentrification: an analysis of the phenomena of gentrification according to the urban grid structure Paper Abstract (Kelly Howsley – Portland State University, USA)
  77. Survival of bazaars: global spatial impact and local self-organizing processes Paper Abstract (Mir Azimzadeh – Chalmers Institute of Technology, Sweden)
  78. A configurative approach to understand pedestrian-based and car-based shopping centres: configurative studies on Oslo and Eindhoven Paper Abstract (Dr. Akkelies Van Nes – Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
  79. Dwellers and strangers: socio-cultural entity, space-use, and spatial configuration in kampung settlements of Jakarta, Indonesia Paper Abstract (Luki Budiarto – Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
  80. Topological paths in housing evolution Paper Abstract (Kyung W Seo – The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, UCL, UK)
  81. The multiplicity of built form manifestations: situating the domestic form within interwoven syntactic and semiotic domains Paper Abstract (Dr. Shatha Malhis – University of Petra, Jordan)
  82. Relation of domestic space preferences with Space Syntax parameters Paper Abstract (Dr. Erincik Edgu – Yeditepe University, Turkey; and Professor Alper Unlu – Istanbul Technical University, Turkey)

Response Paper – Plenary Session: Precepts, structures and notations Paper
(Dr. Sonit Bafna – Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)

Response Paper – Plenary Session: Syntax and urban cognition Paper
(Dr. Sophia Psarra – Welsh School of Architecture, UK
)

 


SHORT PAPERS AND POSTERS

  1. Past and present spatiality of Manama and Muharraq historical centres in Bahrain Kingdom Abstract (Wafa Al-Ghatam – The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, UCL, UK)
  2. Domestic space cultures in the Arab world Abstract (Waleed Al-Sayyed – The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, UCL, UK)
  3. The spatial dimension of shopping behaviour in the inner shopping area of the city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Abstract (Dr. Abdulgader O. Amir – King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia)
  4. Interdisciplinary analysis of sign systems and guidance systems in hospitals Paper Abstract (Sónia R. André, Dr. Eduardo Côrte-Real, Catarina Lisboa, André S. Ribeiro, Carlos Rosa, Vitor Simoes – UNIDCOM/IADE, IADE, Portugal)
  5. Home, what is it for?: a syntactic analysis of the configuration of middle class apartments currently available on the property market in Recife, Brazil Paper Abstract (Fabiana Moreira Pedrosa Pereira de Carvalho – Faculdade de Ciências Humanas – ESUDA, Brazil)
  6. A putative church at Aqaba: a Space Syntax analysis Abstract (Dr. David L. Chatford Clark – University of Surrey Roehampton, UK)
  7. The morphology of Manaus downtown Paper Abstract (Graciete Guerra da Costa – Universidade de Brasilia – Brazil)
  8. Space as a stage set in the negotiation of truth: the urban models of residential space in Greece in the 1950s and 1960s as projected by the Greek cinema Paper Abstract (Dr. Constantine G. Deliyiannidis – Architect, Greece)
  9. Integration of parks in the urban environment Abstract (Bernd Eisenberg – University of Stuttgart, Germany)
  10. The survival of downtown: recreational activities with no consumption Poster Abstract (Pablo Fuentes and Dr. Margarita Greene – Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile)
  11. Fatimid Cairo: the transformation of an urban logic Poster Abstract (Galal Hassan Galal-Edeen – London Metropolitan University, UK)
  12. Using the spatial openness metric for comparative evaluation of urban environments Abstract (Dr. Dafna Fisher-Gewirtzman – Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
  13. The informational city and the street as urban form: four new urban districts and their relation to urbanity Abstract (Associate Professor Bo Grönlund – The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Denmark
  14. Reweaving the fabric: the study of the socio-spatial relationships in the inner city residential areas of Beijing, People’s Republic of China Paper Abstract (Baoshan Han – Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  15. Atrium-house: an exercise in self-analysis Paper Abstract (Dr. Frederico Rosa Borges De Holanda – Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil)
  16. Comparison of logical binary step based and metric properties in flow network: the case of Helsinki Paper Abstract (Anssi Joutsiniemi – Tampere University of Technology, Finland)
  17. An urban redevelopment proposal for Istanbul’s Galata district Poster Abstract (Professor Ayse Sema Kubat, Dr. Engin Eyuboglu and Dr. Ozhan Ertekin – Istanbul Technical University, Turkey)
  18. The Japanese partiality towards boundaries Paper Abstract (Tsuyoshi Kigawa – Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan)
  19. Sociability vs. accessibility: static pattern of uses as new urban design dimension in measuring the liveliness of street spaces in urban spaces Abstract (Sharifah Mahdzar – The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, UCL, UK)
  20. Informational affordance: a spatial model of generative environment Abstract (Deborah Middleton – Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  21. Land uses in the context of a perfect grid: the case of Barcelona Paper Abstract (Rodrigo Mora – Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Chile)
  22. New routes: re-structuring the street grid of Cidade Satélite estate in Natal, Brazil, to account for users requirements imprinted by means of informal interventions Abstract (Gisele Pereira Guedes de Moura and Dr. Edja Bezerra Faria Trigueiro – Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil; and Valério Augusto Soares de Medeiros – Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil)
  23. The spatial morphology of a fragmented city: the urban growth of Aracaju, Brazil Abstract (Adriana Nogueira – The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, UCL, UK/Universidade Federal da Bahia – Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo, Brazil)
  24. Node and place: The spatial embedding strategy in railway terminus area redevelopment Abstract (Dr. Khaisri Paksukcharern – University College London, UK)
  25. Introducing a quantitative method for visual analysis of urban coastal environments with feedback based on the space syntax method Abstract (Dalit Shach-Pinsly (Architect), Dr. Dafna Fisher- Gewirtzman, and Professor Michael Burt – Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
  26. A spatio-temporal interpretation of domesticity – formal specifications for TIMESPACE software Abstract (Dr. Philippos Pouyioutas and Nadia Charalambous – Intercollege, Cyprus)
  27. Spatial forms of ancient Cypriot society – 3D animated multimedia application for identifying new historical information Abstract (Dr. Philippos Pouyioutas and Nadia Charalambous – Intercollege, Cyprus)
  28. Erotic commerce downtown Abstract (Mirko Salfate and Dr. Margarita Greene – Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile)
  29. Looking at patterns: an architecture firm examines circulation and interaction in their recent laboratory building designs Poster Abstract (Dr. Margaret Gilchrist Serrato – Lord, Aeck & Sargent, Architects, USA)
  30. Space-time configuration for visualisation in information space Paper Abstract (Ava Fatah gen. Schieck – The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, UCL, UK)
  31. Useful buildings for office activities Paper Abstract (Professor Jesper Steen, Magnus Blombergsson and Johanna Wiklander – Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
  32. Effects of housing morphology on user satisfaction Paper Abstract (Assistant Professor C. Asli Sungur - Yildiz Technical University, Turkey; and Professor Dr. Gülen Çagdas – Istanbul Technical University, Turkey)
  33. Syntax of world heritage cities: is it a coincidence? Abstract (Dr. Aysegul Tokol – Bilkent University, Turkey)
  34. Land subdivision in Brazilian metropolitan context: the case of the greater Porto Alegre Paper Abstract (Cláudio Mainieri de Ugalde – Architect, Fundacao Estadual de Planejamento Metropolitano e Regional – METROPLAN, Brazil)
  35. The information contents of the syntactic models Poster Paper Abstract (Dr. Severino Escolano Utrilla – Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain)
  36. Comparing the effects of socio-economic and spatial factors on crime patterns at the macro level of a London borough Poster Abstract (Sania Zaki – The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, UCL, UK)

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