SPATIAL MANIFESTATION OF SOCIETAL NORMS: A CASE OF URBAN DESIGN IN BANGLADESH

Authors

  • Qazi Azizul Mowla Architecture Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna –9208, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.53808/KUS.1999.1.2.177-186-se

Keywords:

Built-environment; Urban morphology; Societal norms

Abstract

Apparently Chaotic urban morphology provide with socio-spatial dimensions, shows clues to a hidden order that gives a distinctive texture to Bengal settlement morphology. This paper attempts to explain some of the notable Bengali social norms, some of which have transcended from indigenous period to contemporary time. They influenced in producing a set of environmental norms and artifacts using that conceptual framework in subconscious mind. This framework if understood will aid in explaining the link between societal (intangible) values and built-environmental (tangible) artifacts. Other way round, the evaluations of the end product (built environmental artifact) also reveal those human norms and behaviours led to some manifestation in the quality or characteristics of life in terms of comfort or spatial organizsation. The framework or relationship that has been identified is expected to be a useful tool for future sustainable urban design in this region.

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Published

26-11-1999

How to Cite

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Q. A. . Mowla, “SPATIAL MANIFESTATION OF SOCIETAL NORMS: A CASE OF URBAN DESIGN IN BANGLADESH”, Khulna Univ. Stud., pp. 177–186, Nov. 1999.

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