Acharya, Prachi

Architectural thresholds welcoming collective 'affordances' : learning form conventional urban housing in Ahmedabad (Also Available on CD) - 2008 - iv,146p.,CD-ROM

CONTENTS INTRODUCTION 1 1 FROM SPACE TO PUBLIC PLACE 10 1.1 On the notion of public space 13 1.1.1 The street and public space 15 1.2 The formation of public places 17 1.2.1 Accretive development of public places 17 1.2.2 Planned development of public places 19 1.3 Hierarchy in the public domain 23 1.4 Spatial hierarchy as determined by enclosure 25 1.5 Place making 27 2 MEDIATING BETWEEN PLACES 28 2.1 Between individual and collective 33 2.1.1 Supporting space: articulating continuance between individual and collective 33 2.1.2 Edges as a peripheral public spaces 35 2.1.3 From edge to threshold 37 2.2 Articulating thresholds 39 2.3 Thresholds affording territoriality 43 2.4 Overlapping territories 45 2.5 Summing up 47 3 CONVENTIONAL SETTINGS FOR PUBLIC PLACES IN AHMEDABAD 48 3.1 Emergence of house-types in Ahmedabad 53 3.2 Public places in Ahmedabad 55 3.3 Significance of shaded spaces for public affordance 59 3.4 Case Studies 60 3.4.1 Case Study 1: Integrating neighbourhoods 60 Pipardi ni po, Raipur Darawaza 3.4.2 Case Study 2: The condominium 78 Birju Apartments, Azad Road 3.4.3 Case Study 3: Symbolic centres 98 Darshan Apartments, Shastrinagar 3.4.4 Case Study 4: Celebrating detachment 118 Indraprastha Apartments, Drive-in Road CONCLUSIONS 132 SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY 144 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 146

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