One of my coursemates, Emily, has been exploring the pattern of parti walls found in the existing historic centre of Dundee. She then rationalised this information to contribute to the drawing below.

The pattern of parti walls found in the historic centre of Dundee superimposed on the central waterfront zone.

The pattern of parti walls found in the historic centre of Dundee superimposed on the central waterfront zone.

 

In my own research the modular layout has been driven to a significant part by structure as opposed to an extension of the systematic continuity of the existing. As with Grieg’s research on historic density, there is the opportunity to seek a middle ground between systematic continuity and rational block design.