Last edited 06 Nov 2020

Stacking diagram


A stacking diagram is a graphic representation of the total amount of area taken up by all the spaces on the floors of a building, arranged in layers floor-by-floor. Stacking diagrams can be either two- or three-dimensional and are often colour-coded to represent specific details, such as, in the case of a diagram of a residential building, the terms of the lease, occupancy rate, lease expiry, and so on.

On large or complex projects, stacking diagrams can form part of feasibility studies, used to assess the possible juxtaposition of accommodation and helping balance the allocation of spaces between several floors.

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