Friday, 30 January 2009

Journey Mapping

This mapping study is trying to achieve a more specific subject matter, which is walking patterns that suggest types of activities around the site. This study also try to explore the permeable streetscapes that expose the myriads of the ordinary and sees opportunities for spaces to be entered unintentionally or intentionally, maneuvering and exploring the spatial and physical repertoire of the site.   

Thursday, 29 January 2009

Okay......this is wierd but it's not putting all the info on the map. It's missing the text in the key at the bottom, as well the colours are all off, aaaaahhhhh so yah. I was looking for some feedback on what i could add to this, it feels like its missing something, possible some more text besides the text you can't see, highlighting the arrival and departure points more....sorry this is post isn't complete....i can't seem to figure out why the conversion from pdf to jpg isn't working. thanks zach.

Site Map Version 3.1

Not sure why this isn't loading properly, there is text along the bottom and the colours are totally different. I'll try to re post this.

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Mapping Movement

Journey Mapping

This is the developed mapping from previous post.

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Restoration Map

Victorian Map

Regency Map

Journey Mapping

These mapping drawings describe important elements found along the journey, and are described through layers of categories; land use, lot boundaries and functions, built forms and voids. I try to focus on these categories only and will add on other important notations from my research. Hope these drawings are okay.  

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Fushimi Inari Taisha Map- For Zach, Joe and YT

This is a schematic of Fushimi Inari. You can use this alongside the Google map to orientate yourself. I noticed that contours are also on the google map so modelling of the topography is possible. Hope this helps

Friday, 23 January 2009

Chronophotographs and mappings- For Maria

These are some images that may be of interest- chronophotographs from Etienne Jules-Marey and mappings from David Bellasi (UEL Unit E 2004-5) of Shibuya Mark City leaflet distributors. Now let's see your notations.....

Letchworth Growth 1901-1986- For Artemis

These are some maps I made for a competition in Letchworth- showing how the town grew. Your mapping could read like a sequence with the same characters transforming over time.... using consistent colours and lines





Practical use of spaces around the SITE

- Practical use of spaces around the Site visualized as a three-dimentional interpolation.

Through tracing tourist path and londoner path, I found out some areas which are used by many people. In addition, dead space was located around the site.

But I am still looking for how to make a connection between tracing of path and three-dimentional visualization.

Sketch Ideas for Mapping 2

This drawing is a development from my sketch, that is to help in the understanding of the journey and the site in terms of layers of the area. The 'City Floor' layer is where the site boundaries and zonings are to be shown. The plots of areas in this layer will be rendered and color coded according to each zoning programs (i.e. commercial, leisure, infrastructure, open space, etc.).

The second exploded layer, the 'City Mass' is where the urban form is shown. This layer is drawn to help in the understanding of the city built forms, connections, height, width, volumes and taxonomy of building typologies found around the area. All significant and important building will be labeled for more information. The scale and density of the architectural form will help in the understanding of the context.

The top most layer is to show series of voids found around the journey area. These voids will be color coded to tell what they function as (i.e. services, courtyards, open plaza, public park, entrance to buildings, etc.). I think the study on the 'City Voids' would be an interesting research because of the potential of the voids as design strategies (i.e. programmatically, environmentally, views, connection with the city, human interaction, etc.). I will also draw connection lines between voids that are physically connected to show connection between each parcels of building blocks/ zones. Maybe this study will provide a link between architectural spaces and urban social dynamics.

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Public Space and Journey

The idea is to define the public space, semi public space and private space along with showing the where the public road signs are then the road signs and guides naturally becomes a reference in forming a jouney.

This journey does not exist physically but does exist mentally so I thought that the connection that it has to my previous works.

The map above only shows lower part of the river but the whole site will be studies in same method.

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Next Tuesday, Lefkos Kyriacou will come to school after tutorials to discuss some maps he is making as part of the research undertaken by the Conflict in Cities Programme at Cambridge University.

He will discuss some issues about map making, gathering information, graphical communication etc.

The website for the programme is here

Sketch Ideas for Mapping 1

My sketch idea for the mapping of the journey would be series of drawings, each of them are fragmented from the sites of the journey. This sketch, for instance, is a fragment of one site (near Boundary Post) that is located at the beginning of my journey. Each drawings will show layers of information showed in axonometric. I hope this strategy of mapping would help to accentuate the important information that made up the whole area (i.e. site boundary, building volumes, voids, separations and openings, etc.). The series of drawings would be a selection of sites that have important remarks to the surrounding context and would be drawn in a sequence, as if they were pieces of puzzles that can be assembled together to form a map.

Nolli map

This is the map I was describing yesterday- which defines figure-ground and also open, civic spaces vs. filled block and buildings...

It could be a useful technique for some of you where defining specific spaces or edges/ territories/ boundaries. Lets see sketch ideas for your maps....

Monday, 19 January 2009

Tokyo Love Hotel

I'm still working on this drawing but would like to see what everyone thinks before i possibly go to far with it or not far enough. The main aspects i'm looking to represent are the layers of hidding that are incorporated into the layout (i.e. concrete walls, trees and hedges(not drawn yet), and the overall complicated path. The issue's I'm having with it is: should it be labeled or color coded with a info. bar? Is the angle good or should i change it? If you see anything that seems out of place or have any suggestions please let know. I drew it in Rhino so it can be modified. Thanks zach.

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Mapping and notation- Former Students' Research

I am posting some examples of previous work to give you a flavour of what we might expect from the current mapping project and the conclusion of the Japan work. Maps and unfolded elevational drawings were constructed alongside coded models to reveal latent patterns and qualities . More to follow.....

This mapping by Hitoshi Yamamura distinguished between three different user groups by describing each through a typical route scenario

These routes were then reconstructed as a physical 3d model to show overlaps, widths and topographical characteristics

This mapping by Liz Betterton shows a series of buildings along the Omotesanto strip and also recods the spaces in between.

This unfolded elevation drawing by Bo Tang classified each type of signage through notation (line type, colour code to differentiate neon, graphics, sound

These were then reconstructed through a series of coded neon models to reveal the latent patterns regarding visibility, access and property ownerships

Friday, 16 January 2009

Presentation 16.01.09

Since I will not be able to attend the presentation on 16 January 2009, here are my drawings that I have prepared from the Japan trip studies. I will present them once I am back in London, on 20 January 2009. Sorry for the inconvenience caused. Many thanks.

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Kyoto Study 2

Continuing with the view/moment framing of the journey,  this composite drawing tries to capture those moments by utilizing perspectives, photographs and site sections.  

Monday, 12 January 2009

Kyoto Study

This is a study of the Katsura Imperial Villa, showed through a conceptual section of the Shokintei and the overall site plan. The drawings try to explain activities within different hierarchy of spaces and the overall journey. These drawings are soon to be further developed. 

Saturday, 10 January 2009

For Hafiz- journeys (from Yeehui Khoo- UEL 2006)

Here are some journey mappings from a student a few years ago. He studied a sequence of spaces in Shibuya, temporally and in terms of signage, people and noise (spatial, directional)

and then did further related studies on the site (more spatial and strategic)

and eventually these evolved as programmatic channels within his project for a new city urban farm/ HGV logistics centre hybrid (programmatic). Hope this helps- although your studies will likely be more spatial and finer in scale + inhabitation.

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Love Hotel Study 2

This is an updated version of the drawing, with the cross section of the love hotel to show the constructed axonometric spaces in context of the whole building. Hopefully the section would help for a clearer sequence of spaces experienced by the users.