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Spatial Configuration Analysis: Revealing the Underlying Spatial Structure of Single-Family Homes on Oahu
|Title:||Spatial Configuration Analysis: Revealing the Underlying Spatial Structure of Single-Family Homes on Oahu|
|Contributors:||Palagi, Kris (advisor)|
|Date Issued:||Dec 2010|
|Abstract:||This project is a commentary on the disconnect between domestic space and cultural values on Oahu. Space Syntax is a method of analysis used in this study to reveal the underlying spatial structure of the home environment. It concerns spatial relationships and the manner in which they are configured to reflect or influence culture. Many of the configuration characteristics of the standard Oahu home are found to be inconsistent with local cultural values. The analysis reveals an underlying spatial structure that is segregated from outdoor spaces and inappropriately formal in nature. It also identifies spaces that are consistently structured contradictory to their actual uses. Configuration analysis reveals much about the Oahu home that is not immediately apparent and can serve as a useful tool to those involved in the design and building process.|
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