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S101S: Describing Building Types: Formal and Use-Types

Urban Landscape Fundamentals


What are formal building types and use-types, and why is this differentiation important to planning? With a broad background on building types and it’s relevance to urban planning behind us, we’re ready to focus our attention on understanding two broad categories of building types—formal and use-types—and discuss why these matter. First, let’s do a very quick recap of relevant details. Architectural building types have a rich history focusing on the classification of buildings... Read more

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