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Influence of the urban fabric character on emotional conscience of the perceiver: In accordance with revelation of Sir Gordon Cullen’s principles reflected in Taj Mahal’s physical setting in India


Volume 25, Issue 1, June 2016, Pages 185–195

 Influence of the urban fabric character on emotional conscience of the perceiver: In accordance with revelation of Sir Gordon Cullen’s principles reflected in Taj Mahal’s physical setting in India

Ravindra Patnayaka and Suryakala Nannapaneni

Original language: English

Received 16 May 2016

Copyright © 2016 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


A city is more than the union of its denizens. It is a blend of various land parcels with specific content and context. Apart from the physical setting, an urban space with its attributed character and identity retains the contentment of imageability of a perceiver. Articulation of solids and voids within a given stretch characterizes the urban fabric of that particular vicinity. Theorists confess that one could regulate the emotional quotient of an observer without discontentment, by the way of designing various contextual urban spaces. In 1961, Sir Gordon Cullen postulated concepts like “serial vision”, “here and there”, “closure and enclosure”, “infinity of space” etc., portrayed the sense of appreciating designed urban spaces while shredding the boredom throughout ones solo journey. The systematic planning and visualization caliber of the designer, reflected in the manifestation of many of the then image making urban parcels are barely available with predefined parameters, and rely upon certain profound design principles. Taj Mahal complex in India, a timeless architectural marvel had its global identity not only as a built mass of marble, but also bags the potential of retaining the image making pleasure of a visitor with its exuberant enunciation of volume and space. This paper attempts to discover certain principles of Gordon Cullen reflected in Taj physical setting that intensifies and escalates the imageability, and then concludes justifying the significance of visualization in the design of an urban space so as to stimulate the emotional conscience of a visitor.

Author Keywords: Gordon Cullen, Serial Vision, Taj Mahal, Here and There, Closure and Enclosure, Existing view and Emerging view, Focal point.


How to Cite this Article


Ravindra Patnayaka and Suryakala Nannapaneni, “Influence of the urban fabric character on emotional conscience of the perceiver: In accordance with revelation of Sir Gordon Cullen’s principles reflected in Taj Mahal’s physical setting in India,” International Journal of Innovation and Scientific Research, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 185–195, June 2016.