Conceptualising Spatiality
in the Subcontinent

South Asian Architecture & Urbanism

The attempt in this section is to develop a conceptual framework to discuss architectural and urban form in the subcontinent. 

By spatial analysis we understand the configuration of form and its constituents. This applies to built configurations at various scales, from small personal spaces to entire houses, neighbourhoods, community and public spaces, institutional spaces, streets, landscapes, cities and regions. This configuration has the tendency to influence behaviour, personalities, communities, societies and to affirm a certain form of life around them. A particular configuration can create an interplay between form, space and everyday human relationships. The practice of architecture is a practice of crafting space through form and hence influencing life. While the larger environment sets up the imperatives for architecture, architecture in turn also constantly shapes the environment. Focus thus will be on such an analysis that will specifically look at the configuration of space and form and its relationship to life and living. New frameworks of spatial analysis are thus identified based on detailed study of the built forms based on the above outline

Conceptual Frameworks

Architecture of Incrementality & Impermanence Architecture of Claims Architecture of Fuzzy Boundaries