Rediscovering and recognizing the chowks (courtyards & squares) of Kathmandu, Nepal : a study of their physical, social, and experiential characteristics

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dc.contributor.advisor Sen, Arijit H. en_US
dc.contributor.author Shrestha, Sabreena en_US
dc.coverage.spatial a-np--- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:40:52Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:40:52Z
dc.date.created 2006 en_US
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier LD2489.Z73 2006 .S57 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/188082
dc.description.abstract The city fabric has overlapping layers of physical, social, and experiential characteristics. The physical form created by the built structures, the social form shaped by the activities of the living beings, and the experiential form produced by the psychic implications of the interaction of living beings and the built environment. In my thesis I argue that the real understanding of the city fabric can only be obtained by observing it from all the physical, social, and experiential aspects.In this thesis, I have conducted a case study of the city fabric of Kathmandu. Its fabric comprises of a compact organic structure of chowks interconnected with alleys and streets with array of building facades. This study analyses the built structure, the social structure, and the interaction of human with the built environment in the chowks of Kathmandu city through a series of graphic illustrations. It has produced an in-depth understanding of the chowks and the city fabric as a whole. This type of study can be conducted to clarify the structure and setting of the city fabric. Urban designers can use this type of study to project potential strategies for further development of the city in the right direction and also assist in the urban design of new cities.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Architecture
dc.format.extent vii, 83 leaves : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.), plans (some col.) ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Plazas -- Nepal -- Kathmandu. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Plazas -- Social aspects -- Nepal -- Kathmandu. en_US
dc.title Rediscovering and recognizing the chowks (courtyards & squares) of Kathmandu, Nepal : a study of their physical, social, and experiential characteristics en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M. Arch.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1355603 en_US


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