The local-to-glboal spatial laws are those governing the passage from local physcial changes in a spatial system to global configurational effects. Those laws are linked to the evolution of real buildings through what will be called generic function, by which is meant the spatial implications of the most fundamental aspects of human use of space, that is, the fact of occupation and the fact of movement.
Local-to-global spatial laws
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