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Space is the machine

@inproceedings{Hillier1996SpaceIT,
  title={Space is the machine},
  author={B. Hillier},
  year={1996}
}
Since 'The social logic of space' was published in 1984, Bill Hillier and his colleagues at University College London have been conducting research on how space features in the form and functioning of buildings and cities. [...] Key Result The success of configurational ideas in bringing to light the spatial logic of buildings and cities suggests that it might be possible to extend these ideas to other areas of the human sciences where problems of configuration and pattern are critical.Expand
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