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id ascaad2014_034
authors Shateh, Hadi and Mahbub Rashid
year 2014
title The Relationship between the Governmental and Syntactic Cores: The case of Tripoli, Libya
source Digital Crafting [7th International Conference Proceedings of the Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design (ASCAAD 2014 / ISBN 978-603-90142-5-6], Jeddah (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), 31 March - 3 April 2014, pp. 415-427
summary This study examines the relationships between the governmental cores composed of the governor's palace and the buildings of ministries, and the syntactic cores composed of the most integrated spaces defined using the ‘Space Syntax’ techniques, over three historical phases of Tripoli, Libya: the early, colonial, and postcolonial phases. Tripoli was chosen for the study because each of its historical phases was distinguished by different political, social, and/or cultural systems. The early phase represented the Islamic systems; the colonial phase represented the Italian and British systems; and the post-colonial phase represented the regional-modern systems. The study looked at the relationships between the governmental cores and the syntactic cores of the city by overlapping the public/governmental buildings with the syntactic structures of the axial maps of six morphological frames (or maps) representing six morphological periods – two frames for each historical phase of the city. In the study, a close relationship between the governmental and syntactic cores was observed. During the early and colonial phases, the city had same governmental core but different syntactic cores. In contrast, during the post-colonial phase the city had different but overlapping governmental and syntactic cores. The study is important for it helps explain the role of the governmental and syntactic cores in the formation and transformation of the city over time. As a result, the study also helps explain the relationship between functional morphology, which examines the relationship between function and structure, and the spatial morphology, which examines the relationship among the spaces of a structure.
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