“There is a warmth in intricacy of detail” (Lynch 1999; p.139)
Lynch’s analysis of grain forms part of an understanding of urban planning. When examining an existing city such as Sydney in terms of the grain it possesses, a sense of the texture of that grain emerges. The grain can be seen indicatively, not purely as a distribution of elements in an urban planning context but those elements may be specifically identified and focused upon. The grain of the city emerges then as a texture of actual spaces.
This textured grain of the city is able to provide a rich source for visual exploration; texture providing a rich aesthetic for any representations of that city and it is able to be conveyed in the materiality of an object memento.