Map pedestrianr log choice 800, 2016

Space Syntax is a graph theory based on mathematical models that is used to investigate the relationships between room configuration and user behaviour. The computer-aided network models help to simulate collective activity patterns both at the urban level and within architectural structures. The understanding of the socio-spatial logic of the portfolio is heightened – effects of urban and architectural interventions can be recognized.

The seminar provides an introduction to the Space Syntax method and its application in urban planning and architectural contexts. The relevant software (Depthmap,, UCL) is presented. Based on the existing analysis data for the Nuremberg city area, we want to explore the socio-spatial logic of the city of Fürth this semester:

    - local significance of the route network for the city of Fürth
    - overarching route relations between the two cities
    - influences of the route system of the other city

Getting to know Space Syntax as a computer-aided analysis and planning tool for the urbanistic and architectural design process and its architectural and urban planning theoretical background.

Knowledge of the interrelationships and interactions of socio-cultural, functional, technical, and aesthetic aspects in application-oriented research work.

Ability to develop relevant questions/ideas; to determine the state of research; to sift through information; to draft a research plan and to test and select suitable methods for processing; to classify, evaluate, and reflect on findings; and finally to present the results in the form of write-ups and drawings.

Prof. Ingrid Burgstaller
Prof. Gunnar Tausch