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36 propositions for a home by Peripheriques

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1. Wada inbuilt components Courtyard with verandah 2. Fountains and pools 3. Terraces; shading devices Lattice windows; arches Attic spaces 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Locally produced high thermal mass for roof and walls Water sprinkling in summer evening Symmetry in plan Climatic impact Courtyard with verandah maintains a pool of cool air. Shading walls from radiant heat. Acts as microclimate modifiers. Verandah acts as a buffer for light and ventilation within the room. Acts as sun face to wings. Fountains and pools add to the RH, brings in evaporative cooling to adjacent rooms when wind is drawn over it and into rooms.

P. in © Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2017 F. Seta et al. M. Alapure et al. built form shows a significant Mughal influence in their design through the integration of courtyards with fountains, pools, terraces, arches, lattice windows, and balconies. Symmetry is an indispensable aspect of these houses. Wadas rise to two to three floors. Many urban and rural Wadas have smaller courtyards due to shortage of space. However, most of these houses have a courtyard in the front to receive visitors and conduct business and administrative activities of the head of the family.

2 R  estoration of Humayun’s Tomb and Gardens by the Aga Khan Foundation Another excellent example of heritage building restoration is the revival of Humayun’s tomb and the Charbagh amidst which it stands as shown in Fig. 9. This was done by the Aga Khan Foundation. 3 L  isting of Buildings and Restoration of Vysial Street, Pondicherry, by INTACH and Pondicherry Government Streetscapes of the Tamil Precinct. ” INTACH came forth and restored some of the buildings in Vysial Street (Figs. 11). 12 Conclusion There are multiple reasons as to why the traditional settlements and the old parts of cities shall be conserved.

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