The creation of spaces is at the heart of architectural and urban design. However, statements of designers about spatial qualities often remain vague and ambiguous. This is reflected by many built examples whose problems emerge from a missing understanding of the relations between the built environment and human behaviour. In this seminar we will examine methods for quantitative analysis of urban space and examanine in how far these quantities relate to human behaviour.


The practice of traditional modeling tools is neither enough to catch up with the the mass customization era, nor efficient to explore the continuously emerging realms of technologies in materials, construction. With the aid of computer software, designers and planners began leveraging parametric modeling as one of the most mainstream approaches pursued to overcome the ready-made CAAD tools and customize our own set of tools to increase creativity and productivity.


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