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Issue 3.1

Morphogenic Spatial Analysis: A Novel Approach for Visualizing Volumetric Urban Conditions and Generating Analytical Morphology

This investigation explores the simultaneous mapping of environmental and socioeconomic conditions for the volumetric analysis of urban space and impacting early-stage design. The research asserts space contains the determinants of both formal and performative characteristics that serve as applicable design drivers, rather than as a derivative of form. Integral spatial qualities are assessed through the evaluation of programmatic requirements to understand performance potentials or visualize implications of pre-design biases. New modes illustrate complex spatial relationships as performance gradients, which can be used to highlight and organize spaces with desirable characteristics. This paper discusses the computational methodology of morphogenic spatial analysis and the organization of programmatic elements for schematic design.

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