This paper is published in Volume-6, Issue-4, 2020
Area
Architecture
Author
D. Midhila
Co-authors
Dr.R.V.Nagarajan
Org/Univ
Hindustan Institute of Technology and Sciences, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
Pub. Date
09 July, 2020
Paper ID
V6I4-1158
Publisher
Keywords
Gender and space, Masculine and feminine principles, Gandikota, Madhavaraya temple

Citationsacebook

IEEE
D. Midhila, Dr.R.V.Nagarajan. Gender and space in temple architecture, International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, www.IJARIIT.com.

APA
D. Midhila, Dr.R.V.Nagarajan (2020). Gender and space in temple architecture. International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, 6(4) www.IJARIIT.com.

MLA
D. Midhila, Dr.R.V.Nagarajan. "Gender and space in temple architecture." International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology 6.4 (2020). www.IJARIIT.com.

Abstract

Architecture can be perceived as Masculine, Feminine, and Neuter. These principles can be observed all around from history till present. These are the fundamental philosophies of life. As per vitrivius, Masculine interprets firmatis, feminine interprets venustas while neuter interprets utilitas. It has been observed from the literature that these parameters don’t function independently and are dependent on each other. If we look on earth, wind, water, sky & fire all have their unique characteristics and depend on each other. All together they create balance and harmony. Few other examples are as follows Sun & moon –both are balancing the entire universe. Yin & yang - were in harmony with each other. This paper addresses a sensitive and ideological study based on balance, fluidity, harmony, style, engineering, and sustainability. This paper looks into the articulation of sacred geometry, golden ratios & ancient wisdom with masculine and feminine principles.
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