טכניון מכון טכנולוגי לישראל
הטכניון מכון טכנולוגי לישראל - בית הספר ללימודי מוסמכים  
M.Sc Thesis
M.Sc StudentShach-Pinsly Dalit
SubjectCoastal Urban Density and Visual Permeability - Analysis and
Evaluation
DepartmentDepartment of Architecture and Town Planning
Supervisors Professor Michael Burt
Dr. Dafna Fisher Gewirtzm


Abstract

There is an affinity and dependency between urban morphology and urban environmental quality. Waterfronts are one of the most attractive environments. Many people and financial forces are interested in such attractive location, which suite a variety of uses. Financially, the pressure is to intensify the first front strip of built-up areas, which could lead to a massive blocking wall of the interior urban expanse.


It has become an important goal to analyze and evaluate the relation between visual openness to the water and the building morphologies in order to realize what are the urban morphologies that enable best and most of visual permeability to the coastal view.


Currently there are several methods to evaluate urban environmental quality: qualitative and quantitative. We relate to quantitative methods and spatial analysis methods that refer to visibility and accessibility in space.


In this research was develop a quantitative method for analyzing and evaluating coastal urban fabrics, based on visual permeability to the coastline. The visual permeability is measured in geometrical terms.


In order to confirm the findings at street level feedback based on the Space Syntax method was performed


The visual analysis and evaluation is applied to selected case studies from around the world, and enables comparative evaluation and ranking. The objective of such evaluation is to examine and characterize morphological principals of urban morphologies that are more permeable to the coastline view and are considered to appear more qualitative. This characterization could contribute to future design of coastal developments.