Further characteristics related to places is widely discussed in literature under the term, ‘sense of place’. It is a term originates from the Latin term ‘genius loci’ . Genius loci “refers to the unique spiritual force inherent in a place ” . It is about experiencing something more than just the physical qualities of an environment , . Sense of place now is used to refer to a place ‘spirit’, ‘personality’, ‘atmosphere’ and ‘quality’ , .
Each building was a unique design in itself, an original work of art that fulfilled the specific needs of the client, and the community it was a part of. 4. They were carefully integrated with their surroundings, both through their use of site-sensitive design and natural materials (so as to blend in with the hilly, evergreen setting) and by bringing the outdoors indoors, through devices as large expanses of glass, balconies and decks to allow sunlight, natural scents and breezes from outside to flow through the interiors
Every resident can own land, build on it, or buy and sell it. The author implies that the sense of place can operate through the capitalist logic of ownership and even profit, but it is often shaped by other forms of special sociality. These different visions of place are not entirely separate and can be related to each other. The way time and place work together in Second Life is very interesting as well. While "the virtuality of online worlds inheres in their status as places" (102), there is a disjuncture between online and offline time.
• IDENTITY AND CONTROL. People should feel that some part of the environment belongs to them, individually and collectively, some part for which they care and are responsible, whether they own it or not. The urban environment should be an environment that encourages people to express themselves, to become involved, to decide what they want and act on it. Like a seminar where everybody has something to contribute to communal discussion, the urban environment should encourage participation. Urbanites may not always want this.
When I reflect on the place I love most, there are many characteristics that bring it all together and make my place so unique. Elements such as the memories to the smell, sight and sound that come along when recollecting why it is my favourite location. Memories are unique and special, some memories I will be remember for the rest of my life. When I picture my favourite place it feels like I am reliving each moment once again. Some memories bring happy positive thoughts, whereas other memories do not.
Whenever a person thinks of a place or have been to a place, they never stop to realize the meaning that the place can hold. They try to define each of those places as a setting that randomly crossed their paths. Because of this, their brains do not take the time to expressively evaluate and appreciate the significance that the setting tries to deliver. Each of these distinctive places is composed of many small “details” that were positioned in such a way emphasizing a deeper understanding and not just portraying a display. Consider dining halls as an example; a lot of students have the tendency to take dining halls for granted and treat it more as a “room” to eat.
The dimension of the space and its scale in relation with the body plays a vital role in dictating how the person feels within that space. It is a primitive tool of constructing and sensing the space is the body along with the haptic experience. The scale and dimension of a space has a huge impact on us. The experience of architecture is inseparable with the body movement in different spatial events. “As we open a door, body weight meets the weight of the door, legs measure the step as we ascend a stair, a hand strokes the handrail and the entire body moves diagonally and dramatically through space.” (Juhani
The second theme, place, is what defines a location. This theme, much like location, can be divided into two subcategories: human characteristics and physical characteristics. Human characteristics include the main languages, customs, beliefs, and people that live, work, and visit a place that define it. Physical characteristics include landforms, such as mountains and rivers, climate, vegetation, wildlife, and soil, all of which contribute to the characteristics of a place. The theme of human-environment interaction is how humans and the environment affect each other.
Architecture is an art, using familiar shapes and details in unexpected ways. (Hillier and Hanson, 1984) Architecture represents a social art, a cultural idea, and a profession catalyzed by new technologies, innovation, and a strong sense of conviction. Throughout time, architecture has persisted as one of the most profoundly important reflections of culture. (Alexander, Ishikawa and Silverstein, 1977) Building first evolved out of the dynamics between human needs and means. As human cultures developed and knowledge began to be formalized through oral traditions and practices, building became a craft, and "architecture" is the name given to the most highly formalized and respected versions of that craft.
Undeniably, the different cultures and backgrounds make people thought differently, acted differently and fared differently from each other. Despite of the fact that people are different, people still manage to foster a good relationship with one another. This shows how beautiful the life is. The ability to communicate well to each other is one of the factors in built a good relationship with others even though they are