Download pdf Psarra, S and McElhinney, S. (2014) Just Around the Corner from Where You Are: Probabilistic isovist fields, inference and embodied projection, in Koch, D and Miranda Carranza, P (eds), The Journal of Space Syntax, V.5 Issue 1, UCL, London. pp.109-132 The work described in this paper was supported by the UCL Space Group EPSRC platform grant EP/G02619X/1 (P7726), in the context of a research project on Dynamic Three Dimensional Space Syntax Modelling, directed by Sophia Psarra at UCL.
The below diagrams are a taxonomic series in which we apply the methods described here to a series of hypothetical geometric layouts. Interpretation of these results is ongoing and discursive annotations will be added in due course. The mappings above were produced using a methodology established in the context of a research project on Dynamic Three Dimensional Space Syntax Modelling directed by Sophia Psarra at UCL. The project was supported by the UCL Space Group EPSRC platform grant EP/G02619X/1 (P7726).
A conversion of the isovist-agent software into c++ has led to a number of performance improvements. As a result new complexities of isovist analysis can be calculated and recorded in realtime. This includes reflection and projection of spatial depth; ie mirror and glazing surfaces, as well as barriers and mobile elements. A plan of the Soane Museum in London is being used as a test analysis for the system. These images illustrate different ‘spectral’ recordings of the spatial depths perceived […]
Latest test outputs from an ongoing piece of research. The spectral chart produced shows the accumulative isovist mapping of autonomous spatial agents progressing in real-time through the archaeological plan of the ancient Cretan palace of Malia. Other record formats are also demonstrated. Each agents is capable of recognising the characteristics of its neighbours (displayed as modulated colours of isovist) and reacting to them. Social behaviours of seeking, following and fleeing contact are apparent as the agents collectively explore the palace […]
Mapping of strategic opportunities on the tideways and basins of the East Thames, London. This work lead to identification of potential forms and typologies of housing to be floated on the river as a response to limited supply of key worker and family home supply in the surrounding areas.