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K Shanthi

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The Inhabitable edge : Interaction at the interfaces

“Linear strips of space are overlooked, underappreciated, and marginalized. […] Chunks are thought to be the best commissions. […] Yet this belies the reality of much landscape architectural production, which is increasingly devoted to exploring what happens in the margins—in left over spaces, in-between areas, and along-side conditions. (Smith 1999: 77)” 
The project intends to study the interaction between different ecosystems - Edge, how they are contributing to overall landscape pattern, changes in characteristics along with its influence on species richness, size, and potential. These are often the most dynamic locations in the ecosystem. Edges, zone of transition, consist of maximum activity, exchange, hybridization, instability and they are spatially impermanent too. One needs to think of both the spaces, within and the edges when we imagine the whole, where these are sensitive and crucial. The relationship between city and edges or thin landscapes is often problematic. These spaces are tools of revitalization, simultaneously it has the potential of offering recreational amenity and connectivity in a dialogue with urban structure. They separate yet unite the dissimilar natural environments. So for connecting the sensitive parts of interfaces through physical networks and functions, these hold the potential to become high-quality natural spaces in the midst of dense urban fabric.


Report Content

Understanding the landscape through the lens of EDGE

Understanding the landscape through the lens of EDGE

Understanding the landscape through the lens of EDGE

Identifying and Analyzing the edges : ROLE

Understanding the edges : Existing Sections

Understanding the edges : Issues & Opportunity

Analysis & Strategy: New edge strategic diagram

Proposed Section - 1

Proposed Section - 2

Proposed Sections - 3 & 4