What if form follows function? The exploration of suitability in the city of Skopje


  • Stefano Pensa Politecnico di Torino
  • Elena Masala Politecnico di Torino
  • Ognen Marina Faculty of Architecture, “University Sts. Cyril and Methodius” in Skopje, MK




Urban form and function, geovisualization, dynamic maps, PSS, GIS, grasshopper.


The integration of interactive visualization with GIS technologies is nowadays a new frontier in supporting the processes of urban design and planning. Informed three-dimensional modelling systems can provide new insights in understanding both the elements which constitute the city and the relationships among these elements. One key outcome of this combination is the analysis of suitability of residential areas with urban functions. This topic, studied for the Taftalidze residential area in Skopje (Macedonia), generates a relationships between public facilities and perceived quality of life, providing a new urban morphology. The interactive exploration of this new landscape offers a large amount of project elements to investigate, allowing planners and designers to create an own knowledge and awareness on urban questions to be solved.


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How to Cite

Pensa, S., Masala, E., & Marina, O. (2013). What if form follows function? The exploration of suitability in the city of Skopje. DISEGNARECON, 6(11), 141–148. https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.1828-5961/3418