This project is focused on creating a visual narrative of land-use in a selected neighborhood in Barcelona. As a person walks from point A to point B the algorithm displays, in real time, the land-use composition of all the surrounding parcels on the journey. The tool allows us  to understand the division of a neighborhood and to compare its  land-use composition to different blocks in the city. 

The project expresses both spatial and non spatial data, to visually represent the dataset and allow a more comprehensive understanding of each point in space.


The tool follows a simple logic to carry out the objectives:

  1. Select a data set and area of project
  2. Identify the categories of land uses in the data set provided
  3. Identifying  the shortest path between two points in the neighborhood
  4. Identify  the different land uses  that fall under this 100m radius 
  5. Create all necessary area calculations 
  6. Display the areas visually


Using a combination of GIS, grasshopper and Rhino the code was created and tested on selected block in the city.

 Final Result:

A Journey of Land-use, is a project of IAAC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia developed at Master in City & Technology in 2020/21 by student: Hebah Qatanany, and faculty: Eugenio Bettucchi & Iacopo Neri.