טכניון מכון טכנולוגי לישראל
הטכניון מכון טכנולוגי לישראל - בית הספר ללימודי מוסמכים  
M.Sc Thesis
M.Sc StudentYezioro Abraham
SubjectContinuity and Discontinuity in the Urban Design Process
DepartmentDepartment of Architecture and Town Planning
Supervisor Dr. Michael Meyer Brodnitz


Abstract

The investigation is related with theoretical-conceptual aspects present in the Urban Design Process. This process has intermediate stages, with flows of information between a designing work team and others. It is in this transmitted information where understanding problems usually appear due to insufficient clearness, or preciseness to guarantee a harmonious and fluent communication.

After an introduction explaining the problem and research work goals, follows a series of chapters dealing with the present existing situation:

1. Explanation and analysis of the formal design process (conventional) in Israel; which are its qualities and requirements.

2. Analysis of Carmiel as a Case Study, showing in this way a practical example of the problems mentioned above.

3. Bibliographic background related to movements and theories of Urban Design. This last case is the basis and articulation for the second research work stage.

A proposal of stages, and its contents, in the Urban Design Process, is done. Both, stages and contents, are hierarchically defined, from general to specific. In the case of the contents of the stages, its hierarchy is based in four principal definitions: FACTOR, as the most general definition; from this kind are three: Conceptual, Physical, and Relation. Following the CONCEPT, explaining and defining the factors, are described. These concepts are defined by COMPONENTS that are expressed physically by concrete ELEMENTS.

Finally, this proposed instrument will be exemplified in two levels: The first, as a design instrument in an abstract example; the second, as a control instrument, in Carmiel.