Sam McElhinney

Sam McElhinney
University for the Creative Arts | UCA · School of Architecture

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Publications (11)
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Our paper describes the exploration of and progress towards a new computational method to detect the location of potential 'aha moments' during the learning of a novel spatial configuration. 'Aha moments' refer to instances of sudden reorientation where the overall understanding of spatial configuration suddenly, and often unexpectedly, increases....
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This paper aims to extend the investigation of the fundamentals of isovists grids to encompass a wider range of possible grids and hence determine whether there is an optimal grid type and, if so, what would it be. We initially discuss the problem of the selection of grid spacing (or the interval between isovist generating locations) and will then...
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Visibility graph analysis (VGA) (Turner et al., 2001) is a widespread technique in the space syntax community, used to evaluate urban and building designs. To compare different spatial configurations, architects and researchers have relied on the use of the measure integration, based on D-value relativisation. This paper points out that this form o...
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While space syntax has developed significant explanatory capabilities in the realm of the space-society relationship, its direct applicability within design is relatively nascent. Cases of application at the building scale are comparatively few. In our paper we describe one such instance, an undergraduate architectural design studio at CEPT Univers...
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We investigate the extent to which navigation may be performed using exosomatic cues directly viewed in the environment, as opposed to relying on memory of a map or mental representation. Using trajectory data from a virtual navigation game app, Sea Hero Quest, we analyse the moment to moment route choices of 200 participants, and compare these aga...
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Joel Lamere's prompt for this session of the 2019 ACSA Conference asks whether there are metrics other than the calculus of curved surfaces for making architecture. There are, and isovist theory provides a family of them. Developed continuously since 1979, isovist theory (and its 'cousin,' space syntax) has accumulated a considerable literature. Wi...
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This paper concerns the development of a new computational stochastic analysis in order to gain insight into situated vision in spatial environments. It is structured in three parts. The first two parts present the theoretical framework for the new model, based on the following propositions: firstly, that isovists are bound configurations containin...
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This paper concerns the development of a new computational stochastic analysis in order to gain insight into situated vision in spatial environments. It is structured in three parts. The first two parts present the theoretical framework for the new model, based on the following propositions: firstly, that isovists are bound configurations containin...
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Whilst in literature and common language the labyrinthine and the maze-like are synonymous, the use of these ancient terms in contemporary urbanism is commonly misunderstood. Based on an appreciation of understandings embedded in the cultural device-symbol-path of the labyrinth, this paper reexamines Space-Syntaxic presumptions about modern cities....
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This paper identifies a potential realignment of current discussion of movement analysis systems. A novel model for interpreting architectural space and occupant behaviour is outlined ; derived from an appreciation of under-standings embedded in the ancient device-symbol-path of the labyrinth. Experimental evidence is provided to illustrate how dis...

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Development of real time and high definition spatial analysis tools and techniques.
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A book that tries to describe a new approach to architectural design, one focused not on feeding the experience economy (architecture as mass entertainment), but on the relationships it both guides and exemplifies: between people, between buildings, between rooms, and between things.