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Volume 64, 201914th European Architecture Envisioning Conference (EAEA14 2019)
|Number of page(s)||12|
|Published online||26 August 2019|
Ambiance through Spatial Organization in Vernacular architecture of hot and dry regions of India − The case of Ahmedabad and Jodhpur
Associate professor, Institute of Architecture & Planning, Nirma University, India
Most notable vernacular settlements of the past had a potential of generating stimulating ambiance because of their “organicness”. The understanding of the “Nature of order” in this informality can identify the factors or parameters generating the definite spatial character appropriate for the time and place. The spatial character generates the spirit of the place, what we call the genius loci. This paper analyses the relationship of spatial organization and ambiance of the old city settlements in hot and dry climatic regions of two selected cities of India − Ahmedabad and Jodhpur at various levels. Both the selected cities are informal in nature and rich with its ambiance. Space syntax and digital simulations are used to decode the parameters of the spatial organization. The spatial morphology is analysed using tools such as justified graph analysis, visibility graph analysis, isovists analysis, agent movement analysis and sunlight study. The result of the study is summarised in tabular format and presented in a graphical manner for better understanding. This analysis is valuable in the derivation of the constants and variables to define the learning from the vernacular spatial organization.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2019
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