Yijun Chen, Marie Davidová, and Federico Wuff
This article introduces gigamapping as a toolkit to help architects undertake analysis and design. Due to globalization, many architectural design companies have expanded into the international market. Gigamapping is a beneficial tool for analysis and design since it can help designers to display the relationships that affect designs in context, thereby helping architects to analyse problems and settings. At the same time, it can be used for the integration of all parts of a project through the coherent connection of conceptual ideas and responses to the context. Additionally, it constitutes a powerful tool for supporting teamwork. MA AD is the Design Research Masters of the Welsh School of Architecture (WSA) of Cardiff University, and Analysis of Precedents is one of its core modules. The authors will use training from the Analysis of Precedent module and design-led research in MA AD to illustrate the role of gigamapping for analysis and design.
Keywords: gigamapping, gigamapping as a toolkit, contextual analysis, design-led research, interculture node
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