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Gigamapping as a toolkit for city analysis: a design-led research

Chen, Yijun, Davidova, Marie and Wulff, Federico 2020. Gigamapping as a toolkit for city analysis: a design-led research. Presented at: Relating Systems Thinking and Design 9 (RSD9 2020), Ahmedabad, India, 9-18 October 2020. Published in: Jones, Peter ed. Proceedings of Relating Systems Thinking and Design (RSD9) 2020 Symposium. Ahmedabad: Systemic Design Association,

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This article introduces Gigamapping as a toolkit to help architects undertake analysis and design. Due to globalization, many architectural design companies have expanded into the international market. Gigamapping is a beneficial tool for analysis and design, since it can help designers to display the relationships that affect designs in-context, thereby helping architects to analyse problems and settings. At the same time, it can be used for the integration of all parts of a project through the coherent connection of conceptual ideas and responses to the context. Additionally, it constitutes a powerful tool for supporting teamwork. MA AD is the design research Masters of the Welsh School of Architecture (WSA) of Cardiff University, and Analysis of Precedents is one of the core modules of it. The authors will use training from the Analysis of Precedent module and design-led research in MA AD to illustrate the role of Gigamapping for analysis and design.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GT Manners and customs
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HS Societies secret benevolent etc
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
L Education > L Education (General)
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
Uncontrolled Keywords: gigamapping; systems oriented design; refugee crisis; migration crisis; systems thinking; urban crisis; third space
Publisher: Systemic Design Association
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Date of First Compliant Deposit: 3 March 2021
Date of Acceptance: 1 September 2020
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2022 06:29

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