Comparative floorplan-analysis as a means to develop design guidelines

Herbert Van Hoogdalem, Theo J.M. Van Der Voordt, Herman B.R. Van Wegen
  • Journal of Environmental Psychology, June 1985, Elsevier
  • DOI: 10.1016/s0272-4944(85)80015-3

Comparative floorplan-analysis as a means to develop design guidelines

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This paper explores the usefulness of comparative floorplan-analysis as a means to develop spatio-organisational concepts in architectural design processes. Each floorplan can be considered as a reflection of the goals and activities of the users as interpreted by the architect. By comparing a wide range of building layouts for similar organisations one may achieve a good understanding of the ways organizational characteristics are or can be expressed in spatial solutions. In the current study of 50 Dutch health centres, definite relationships between organizational and spatial concepts were found. This information is used both as a means to make organisational principles more explicit as well as data for brief writing and design guidelines.

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