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HYBRID SPACE FOR ENGAGING WITH THE LIVING PAST: COMMUNITY CENTER FOR TOURISTS AND LOCALS AT HYDERABAD INDIA

by IYER, SHARANYA

Abstract (Summary)
Contextual situations lend architecture unique sensibilities and distinctive character. The advent of globalization has obscured the notion of a context and its architectural manifestation lending identity to people and place. This thesis seeks to assimilate the ever-transforming relationships of people, place and buildings that create notions of identity. Contemporary socio-cultural and temporal constructs are hybrid amalgamations of past, present and dreams of a distant future; they evade simple definition and direct translation into built forms. The challenge of addressing the dualities of local and global, past and present, the everyday and festive would be explored through the design of a community center for locals and tourists in the Walled City of Hyderabad India. The aim being to evolve an appropriate contemporary architecture to experience the living past, by imbibing territorial, temporal, behavioral, psychosocial and ideological dimensions of the context, creating design that contemplates the dynamics of constantly changing identity structures.
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School:University of Cincinnati

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:identity locale assimilation engagement hybrid mediation mixed users

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Date of Publication:01/01/2007

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