Isovist Analysis, Theories and Methods

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Part of the Mathematics and the Built Environment book series (MABE, volume 3)

Abstract

Isovist analysis offers a way of geometrically describing the spaces and forms of a building which can be seen from a particular position. As such, it combines a consideration of both fixed, building-related factors, such as space and form, and temporal, experiential ones, such as visibility and the impact of movement. Isovists are part of a larger field of study known as visibility analysis, which is concerned with quantifying the relationship between vision and behaviour.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Architecture and Built EnvironmentThe University of NewcastleCallaghanAustralia
  2. 2.School of Architecture and Built EnvironmentThe University of NewcastleCallaghanAustralia

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