Type of Document Master's Thesis Author Ladkat, Vijaya URN etd-04132008-181602 Title "RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN HUMAN AND PLANETS" STUDENT HOUSING BASED ON COURTYARD PLANNING Degree Master of Architecture Department Architecture Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Piedmont-Palladino, Susan C. Committee Chair Emmons, Paul F. Committee Member Holt, Jaan Committee Member Keywords
Date of Defense 2001-05-31 Availability restricted Abstract
With globalization and competition the importance of education is increasing daily. Hence the student migration is increasing a lot not just nationally but internationally too. There are students who travel from one place to another….one country to another….one culture to another….It is so important to provide a place where they can come together, communicate with each other and share their social and cultural values. At the same time creating spaces that provides a sense of safety and privacy has become important.
The site was located in the hustle and bustle of the city, which itself challenging in terms of maintaining a quite and calm atmosphere. In my thesis I tried to achieve all the above parameters
by providing "Courtyard Planning" that is based on ancient archaic notion of "Vastu Purush Mandala"- A matrix of nine planets. A large courtyard at the center also reveals a series of "hidden" secondary courtyard spaces, one after another, as one walks through the complex. These horizontal and vertical spaces give rise to more interaction and communication in order to bridge a cultural gap between students.
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