Urban morphology LONDON

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A brief introduction to the field of Urban Morphology with a historical perspective on the evolution of London

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Urban morphology LONDON

  1. 1. URBAN MORPHOLOGY A Brief History & London
  2. 2. MRG CONZEN• Began the relatively new discipline in UK around 1968. Alnwick, Northumberland• Took inspiration from the Italians – Saverio Muratori, Gianfranco Caniggia• Luigi Candida (1959) – study of formal characteristics / process of addition in Veneto rural houses• Thus, carried out Study of plots (lots in US), streets and block patterns right up to settlement patterns and its development over the ages• Now specifically called ‘Conzenian Urban Morphology’
  3. 3. Muratori – ‘operational history’ Source: saveriomuratori.blogspotSource: monumentiaperti.comSource: archiwatch.files.wordpress.com Source: flickrhivemind.net
  4. 4. Caniggia – town planning toolQuinto, Genova Source: google mapsSource: w3.uniroma1.it
  5. 5. Conzenian MorphologyAlnwick, Northumberland•Subdivision ofplots•Vennels & Yards•Growth Rings /Fringe Belt•Burgage PlotsSource: google maps Source: vitruvius.com.br Source: let.rug.nl
  6. 6. London – Cities & Growth•Queen Elizabeth I – Growth ring Source: thestuartkings.tumblr.com•Away from wind sweep•Westwards
  7. 7. London – Roman Source: stevewagner68.blogspot.com
  8. 8. London – Roman Source: illustratedmaps.infoSource: museumoflondon.org.uk
  9. 9. London – the Great Fire 1666Source: history.co.ukWren Proposed Source: thestuartkings.tumblr.com Wenceslaus Haslar - CartographerExtent of Destruction
  10. 10. London – Settlement & ThamesJacob’s IslandSouthwark & Bermonds’ey’ (1827)•‘ey’ meant at one point an island•Shifting shoreline changed landformand hence settlement pattern Source: pettardsofbermondsey.blogspot.comSource: hsomerville.com
  11. 11. London – Settlement & Thames Shifting Street PatternSource: maps-of-london.com
  12. 12. London – Fleet River to Farringdon Road Source: metafilter.com Source: british-history.ac.uk
  13. 13. London – Modernisation & IndustrialisationSource: google maps Liverpool StreetAngel, Islington

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