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  • Urban structure, scale and grain
    Joe Holyoak
  • The urban fabric, composed of
    1. infrastructure, 2. plots and 3. building types
  • Urban grain composed of street blocks of different size and configuration
  • The 1859 Barcelona expansion (the Ensanche), composed of 120m square blocks
  • Barcelona; a view in the Ensanche
  • The old city of Barcelona; organic mediaeval growth produces fine-grained irregular blocks
  • Barcelona; a view in the old city
  • Brindleyplace, Birmingham; a permeable loose grid of small blocks, which are mostly each composed of one building
  • The analytical technique of tissue transfer; Brindleyplace as a piece of Amsterdam
  • The analytical technique of tissue transfer; Brindleyplace as a piece of Venice
  • Legible structure; a canal spine (Jordaan, Amsterdam)
  • Legible structure; a grid of streets (the Colmore Estate, Birmingham, 1778)
  • Legible structure; the neighbourhood square (Placa del Sol, Gracia, Barcelona)