This project is focused on creating a visual and numerical analysis of the possible habitats for bats alongside the A406 highway in London by running an isovist analysis and taking into consideration the land uses, the number of trees in that range of sight and the obstacles that the built environment creates. 

In a hypothetical scenario, A406 is an ecological corridor that enhances biodiversity in the affected area around it and is used as a habitat for animals, in that case for bats. By taking into account the land uses as well as the number of trees that each class of land use has, we can identify the possible creation of habitats across the highway.



By identifying public green areas like parks, forests, grasslands, allotments, scrubs and meadows and the number of trees these areas have there can be targeted interventions in those spaces in order to enhance the possibility of roosting for bats. With three different simulations of catchments of 100m, 300m and 500m accordingly, we have results that the different species of bat have also as a field of view.

Catchment of 100m.

Catchment of 300m.

Catchment of 500m.

Through the eyes of a bat is a project of IAAC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia developed at Master in City & Technology in 2021/22 by student: Dimitrios Lampriadis, and faculty: Eugenio Bettucchi and Iacopo Neri.