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Title: Shekhawati: Urbanism in the semi-desert of India - A climatic study
Authors: Agrawal A.
Jain R.K.
Ahuja R.
Published in: Proceedings of 22nd International Conference, PLEA 2005: Passive and Low Energy Architecture - Environmental Sustainability: The Challenge of Awareness in Developing Societies, Proceedings
Abstract: The architecture of any place and time is an outcome of many factors- religious doctrines, ritual focus, social set-up, resource availability, climatic impact and economic constraint. India offers a great variety in each of the above-mentioned factors. Yet if we analyse closely, the social set-up is more or less similar in all regions in a particular time period. The variation occurs due to the climate, resource availability and economics. If we analyse the traditional residences of various regions, we find similarities in their spatial hierarchy and arrangement, but each presents us with a unique example responding most innovatively to the local climate. In this paper we have tried to bring forth the climate responsiveness and appropriateness of the Havelis of Shekhawati, Rajasthan, India.
Citation: Proceedings of 22nd International Conference, PLEA 2005: Passive and Low Energy Architecture - Environmental Sustainability: The Challenge of Awareness in Developing Societies, Proceedings, (2005), 425- 430. Beirut
URI: http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/15184
Issue Date: 2005
Keywords: Climate responsiveness
Passive architecture
Climate responsiveness
Climatic impact
Economic constraints
Local climate
Passive architecture
Rajasthan , India
Resource availability
Spatial hierarchy
Time-periods
Architecture
Regional planning
Climatology
ISBN: 9953418691
9789953418698
Author Scopus IDs: 55327008200
55449851400
55326958100
Author Affiliations: Agrawal, A., Department of Architecture and Planning, IIT Roorkee, India
Jain, R.K., Department of Architecture and Planning, IIT Roorkee, India
Ahuja, R., Department of Architecture and Planning, IIT Roorkee, India
Corresponding Author: Agrawal, A.; Department of Architecture and Planning, IIT RoorkeeIndia
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