Interface between buildings and the street: how building qualities and street qualities affect each other
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AbstractThis Master's Degree Project (MDP) addresses the concept of "interface" in urban design practice, as it contributes to the design of urban streets and buildings, and to the quality of design in the public realm. In this MOP, the research focuses on the interface between buildings and the street. The relative theories of the interface space, including the area of the interface spaces, components and structures of the space and the functions of the interface, are discussed. All research work considers both building and street together, and combines urban design and architectural design. Two urban streets in different cultural contexts are critically analyzed to demonstrate how the interface of buildings and the street can affect the quality of the public realm. The two streets analyzed are 17th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Tsuancheng Road, Jinan, Shandong, P. R. China. Through detailed analysis, the relative design language about interface patterns is developed to guide concept design options, and evaluations and recommendations are made. This MDP deals with issues in urban design practice, especially with buildings and urban streets. The concept of interface also contributes to the interrelationships among other urban components to improve the quality of public realm.
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