The spacial logic of urban density
# of pages110
ImprintDelft University Press
Supplement(second printing 2006)
Spacemate© is a truly new method and tool, making the relationship between form & space and density explicit. It helps planners and designers in calculating their spatial possibilities and helps policy and decision makers by demonstrating the quantitative consequences of their spatial ambitions. In this sense, Spacemate© is a tool that fills a gap between design knowledge and practice. In Spacemate©, the authors take a novel approach to the study of urban density and form. To this end, they define three variables, FSI (Floor Space Index), GSI (Ground Space Index), and the OSR (Open Space Ratio), quantifying the qualitative aspects of space, and thus making them measurable. This allows them to discuss the relationship between the quantitative aspects of density and the characteristics of urban space. The method, which has already been applied by the authors in some urban planning projects of Amsterdam, is explained in this book.