Thursday, August 2, 2007


Here a new proposal for discuss !!!!!!
I think this could be very interesting for us and for our Masterthesis.
Use the IP-City technology for create an urban density field. Different results come out during an interactvie group workshop. The people works with urban objects (Different building types - cinema,...) and create a urban concept for their task.

IP-City technology for Urban density

Various City objects

City objects create various densities

Create a urban concept with urban objects

Various densities defined by numbers

The density numbers can we translate into population numbers and FAR numbers and than we can start to create a masterplan.

"Urban objects"
- Infrastructure objects
- station for tram, bus, underground
- Parking (place, house, garage)

- Institutions, facilities for culture
- museum, gallery, ...

- Institutions, facilities for education
- university, schools, ...
- library, ...

- open urban space
- public square and park, ...

- facilities for food
- shops and Restaurant

- facilities for night life
- clubs, ...

This should be enough for the first step.
Later we can define a big list.

For characteristics i need more information was is possible in skripting.
And in a scenario i have the same problem because i don´t know what can the TUW people skripting for interations between the objects.

More information about dencity mapping:

1 comment:

andrea said...

Thanks Reinhard, - just in time.
These are interesting contributions. Concerning you hesitating with defining the characteristics: the TUW people can script EVERYTHING. The capacity of computing is limited, but they want us to push the limits. We as architects/ planners have to imagine what makes sense! The question of which rules and what kind of interrelations there should be is our task: We have to imagine scenarios and tell them what to do.
(Do you ask the structural engineer what he is able to calculate before you start your building-design?)
- unfortunately my browser does not show the picts from 6-9)