Reviewing the Meaning and form of territorial boundaries for social sustainability: cultural thresholds in Ancient town of Barkur in Karnataka

Shetty, Deepika (2013) Reviewing the Meaning and form of territorial boundaries for social sustainability: cultural thresholds in Ancient town of Barkur in Karnataka. SPANDREL Journal of School of Planning And Architecture (6). pp. 63-72. ISSN 2231-4601

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Abstract

Sustainability in architecture has been popularly linked to energy conservation, energy efficiency and climate responsive architecture, recycling of materials, and other similar measures for the sustainability in terms of economic use of energy and conservation of natural environment.However looking at architecture as a socially responsive engineering, sustainable architecture cannot neglect socio-cultural aspects. Hence a discussion on sustainable human settlement one needs to respects the requirements of its people and their culture. This paper discusses the street of Barkur town which has maintained its continuing history. The presence of physical traces of ancient built forms provides the ambience for the feeling of security and friendly atmosphere of the street. This analysis looks at territorial boundaries of built edges which house present day activities and work as venues of social interaction and surveillance. These boundaries are without hard edges and their flexibility and visual accessibility helps ease of dialogue and interaction in day to day activity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social sustainability, Defensible spaces, Culture, threshold, street edge definition, territorial boundries and human behavior
Subjects: Architecture > MSAP Manipal
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2014 10:26
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2014 10:26
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/138389

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