The Social Logic of Space | Bill Hillier and Julienne Hanson

Based on a new way of describing and analyzing the kinds of spatial patterns produced by buildings and towns, this study presents a new theory of space: how and why it is a vital component of how societies work.

The Social Logic of Space by Bill Hillier and Julienne Hanson | Cambridge University Press, 1989

The book presents a new theory of space: how and why it is a vital component of how societies work. The methods are explained so that anyone interested in how towns or buildings are structured and how they work can make use of them.

The methods are explained so that anyone interested in how towns or buildings are structured and how they work can make use of them. The book also presents a new theory of societies and spatial systems, and what it is about different types of society that leads them to adopt fundamentally different spatial forms. From this general theory, the outline of a ‘pathology of modern urbanism’ in today’s social context is developed.


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