atNight: Nocturnal Landscapes and Invisible Networks



Data visualisation has emerged as a key tool for urban design thinking that harnesses the immense power of information communication to illustrate the relationships of meaning, cause and dependency established between citizens and their environments. Technical advancements over the past decade have modified the way we sense, seize, use, plan and build present cities. Besides architecture of stone and space, we should recognise an expanding landscape of invisible networks. atNight project aims to explore, in a transversal manner, the potential of digital cartography to assign geometry and measure these intangible aspects of the reality. Using nightscapes as a paradigm, the research fosters urban planning from another perspective taking advantage of Big Data and its associated representation tools to interpret, intervene and rebuild contemporary and future metropolitan contexts.


Urban Form Urban Morphology Representation Tool Twitter Message Intangible Aspect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Architecture of Barcelona (ETSAB)Universitat Politècnica de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Tech (UPC)BarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.BAU Design College of BarcelonaUniversitat de Vic (UVIC)BarcelonaSpain

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