Spatial Tranquility in Architecture


Authors : Sanya Qureshi; Ar. Harshika SahayKemkar

Volume/Issue : Volume 6 - 2021, Issue 1 - January

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Our surrounding environment has a deep impact on us. Humans are somewhere directly or indirectly affected by the space in which they spent a major part of their day and it eventually affect the quality of output delivered while being in that space. This study revolves around analyzing such design strategies and ideologies that induce certain level of calmness and serenity through the man-made built environment with a major focus on how to eliminate the impact of undesirable noises and welcoming tranquil and serene features in the built environment to enhance the quality of space specifically a residential space. The study addresses this tranquility as a spatial phenomenon for a residential space, because today’s fast pacing urban lifestyle and with high urban densities, turning it into a concrete jungle, demands need for rest and mental composedness and the human longing for contentedness, thus how the building in which the user spends his day can work towards enhancing the wellbeing, provide quality of life and productivity benefits is one of the vital roles of architects. A previously established set of equations, Tranquility Rating Prediction Tool (TRAPT) by Bradford University is utilized to further quantify the tranquility of a residential space and analyze the implication of the equation for an Indian residence and understand the factors that govern the tranquility. Residential areas one of the major land use of an urban scape when planned towards tranquility approach, will somewhere make a contribution towards the urban tranquility where quality of life is enhanced. Since times people have come up with their own interpretation and a definition of architecture which shows how vast and limitless could be the scope of it. This study thus tries to attempt that challenging part of architecture where we suggest a perspective of notion of ‘spatial tranquility’ in a residential space where the varying levels of tranquility has an impact on user experience and the quality of life within a man- made built environment.

Keywords : Tranquility, TRAPT, Spatial, Architecture.

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