Advanced SearchSearch Tips
Exploration of Isovist Fields to Model 3D Visibility With Building Facade
facebook(new window)  Pirnt(new window) E-mail(new window) Excel Download
  • Journal title : Architectural research
  • Volume 13, Issue 3,  2011, pp.19-29
  • Publisher : Architectural Institute of Korea
  • DOI : 10.5659/AIKAR.2011.13.3.19
 Title & Authors
Exploration of Isovist Fields to Model 3D Visibility With Building Facade
Chang, Dong-Kuk; Park, Joo-Hee;
  PDF(new window)
Visibility of a space have been defined in several different ways: such as the axial line covering a convex space, a convex space defining the fattest shape in a space and an Isovist field formed by a field of vision at a given vantage point. Isovist fields are referred to as a descriptive medium to describe a movement by reviewing and analyzing geometric properties in them. Many descriptive methods for analysis of three-dimensional isovist are applied to analyzing the morphological properties in a 3D space more realistically. Although these models are regarded as a more advanced method for describing spatial properties, they have pros and cons such as complex mathematical calculations and somewhat arbitrary calibration in addition to huge consumption of memory space. These difficulties lead to the development of a three-dimensional visual accessibility model that explores the implication of building shape on the calculation of isovist fields drawn on a 2D plane. We propose a conceptual framework of how to measure the isovist field not as a 3D volume but as a combination of 2D plane on the ground with the 3D building shape of it`s facade.
Isovist;Visibility;Space Syntax;3D Building Shape;
 Cited by
3차원 가상공간 내 가시분석 데이터 추적 및 그래픽 구현 기술 개발에 관한 연구,장동국;박주희;

대한건축학회논문집:계획계, 2016. vol.32. 12, pp.71-78 crossref(new window)
Batty, M. (2001) Exploring isovist fields: space and shape in architectural and urban morphology. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design. 28, 123-150 crossref(new window)

Benedikt, M. L. (1979) To take hold of space: isovists and isovist fields. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design. 6, 47- 65 crossref(new window)

Conroy, D. (2001) Virtual navigation in immersive virtual environments. rdalton/thesis.htm

Culagovski, R., Greene, M., and Mora, R. (2009) A model of weak heritage: the development of 3D VGA tools. Proceedings of the 7th International Space Syntax Symposium. 020

Gorden and Cullen, G. (1961) Townscape, Architectural Press

Fisher-Gewirtzman, D., Pinsly D.S., Wagner, I.A., and Burt, M. (2005) View-oriented three-dimensional visual analysis models for the urban environment. Urban Design International. 10, 23- 37 crossref(new window)

Gwon, J. (Mar., 2010). Study on Visibility Analysis of 3D Topography and Applicability thereof. Journal of Architectural Institute of Korea. 12(01), 105-115

Hillier, B., Hanson, J., Peponis, J., Hudson, J., and Burdett, R. (1983) Space Syntax: A Different Urban Perspective. The Architects' Journal. 30 November , 47-63

Hillier, B. (1996) Space Is the Machine. Cambridge University Press

Hillier, B. and Hanson, J. (1984) The Social Logic of Space. Cambridge University Press

Kim, D. and Choi. S. (Feb., 2009). Space Syntax in 3D Space. Journal of Architectural Institute of Korea. 25(02), 41-49

Kim, S. and Jun.H. (2008) Fundamental study on analysis of dynamic visual structure by using 3D graphic engine. Journal of Architectural Institute of Korea. 24(9), 145-154

Luna D. Frank. (2003). Introduction 3D Game Programming with Direct 9.0. WordWare Publishing Group

Murakawa, S., Nishina, D., and Yokota, M. (1994) Influence of the view through the window in multi-story flats fronting a river on the dwelling condition. Journal of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Engineering. 456, 43-52

Ratti, C. and Richens, P. (2004) Raster analysis of urban form. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design. 32, 297-309

Teller, J. (2003) A spherical metric for the field-oriented analysis of complex urban open spaces. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design. 30, 339-356 crossref(new window)

Turner, A., Doxa, M., O'Sullivan, D., and Penn, A. (2001) From isovists to visibility graphs: a methodology for the analysis of architectural space. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design. 28, 103-121 crossref(new window)