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Enbom, Susanne, 2009. Skalans betydelse vid utformning av stadsrum. First cycle, G2E. Alnarp: SLU, Landscape Architecture (until 121231)



When one experiences a place, it is a complex composition of both social and spatial factors.
One of these spatial elements, is scale, which is influenced both by the room size and its
proportions. This paper aims to explore both large and small scale concepts and thus increase
the understanding of how scale directly and indirectly affects the experiences and uses of
urban space.
First, is a theoretical discussion of scale in relation to aesthetics and the differences
between real scale and perceived scale. Next, is an analysis of spatial perception using
examples from two existing sites. One, which is understood to have been planned in a large
scale and one which is understood to have been planned in a small scale.
When preparing this paper, the focus quickly became the importance of scale as it
relates to street spaces. The perception of a street usually takes place while in motion, which
forces it to be perceived in sections. Depending on the design, these sections can create an
experience of the street space that could be large, small or diverse. The key to creating
interesting environments is to find the right balance between variation in scale and richness in

Main title:Skalans betydelse vid utformning av stadsrum
Authors:Enbom, Susanne
Supervisor:Lindholm, Gunilla
Examiner:Bucht, Eivor
Series:Självständigt arbete vid LTJ-fakulteten, SLU
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2009
Level and depth descriptor:First cycle, G2E
Student's programme affiliation:LY002 Landscape Architecture Programme, Alnarp 300 HEC
Supervising department:(LTJ, LTV) > Landscape Architecture (until 121231)
Keywords:skala, storskaliga, småskaliga, proportioner, stadsrum, gaturum, rumslighet, stadsplanering, Ørestad, Lund
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Landscape architecture
Deposited On:29 Apr 2009 13:34
Metadata Last Modified:20 Apr 2012 14:08

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