Spatial Analysis on Psychodynamic Influences on Dwelling Spaces of Vernacular Architecture –Tamilnadu

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Komagal Anupama K , C V Subramanian


In process of human Evolution and burgeoning housing became a basic need. More ever ar- chitecture enhanced the living spaces with innovative designs and separates housing spaces. The connection between the realm of Vernacular Architecture and Psychological processes such as needs, drives, and emotions and desirable behavior of the occupants in a selected place in context. Behavior aspects in general and desirable emotional behavior of the in- habitants, in particular, is investigated to arrive at an experiential relationship between a range of physical feature variables of the vernacular residential settings like House front sit-out (Thinnai), Central courtyard (Mutram), space around the courtyard(Sutrukattu), Backyard (Kollaipuram) with material differences, form variations and a range of overt be- haviors like positive thinking, affection, empathy, comforting, composure, control, efficacy at work, identity, order, connectedness and warmth among the occupants of the selected vernacular settings in Tamil Nadu. Subsequently, the hypothesis was formulated and tested by using the statistical tool; henry garret method and Pearson’s correlation investigation to figure out the level of connection between Vernacular elements of the setting and the way of behaving of the inhabitants. Furthermore, to demonstrate the effects of the physical setting in provoking emotions and need-based behavior of the inhabitants. The results exhibit that there is a gigantic association between explicit assortments between express real component variables of vernacular plan settings and energetic direct like appearance warmth and stress for others, taking discernment of the social climate, and keeping up with congruity in their social environment. It is gathered that this study can be reached out to different other vernacular settings in Tamilnadu to get aggregate and significant proof on this bearing.

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