UD Studio 1 2007

Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation, Urban Design Studio,Summer 2007

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Site Diagram Precedents – Interacting Forces & Systems through Schedule & Mapping Techniques

Napoleon’s March, 1857, Charles Joseph Minard,
see The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, Tuftee

In this diagram Minnard works several competing registers: distance and geography (in the colored paths), volume of soldiers (in the width of the path), temperature and time (keyed to the black band of returning soldiers) to display the forces – weather, battles, river fordings – that converged in this tragic military campaign.