Postgraduate Research Student Profiles

Deepthie Perera

Changing role of outdoor and semi-outdoor transitional spaces and its socio-cultural implications on the tropical urban house and neighborhood.

Historically, outdoor and semi-outdoor transitional spaces like verandahs, patios, terraces were an integral part of the tropical house which acted as buffer zones climatically as well as socially, and were habitable spaces. This research will study the changing role of transitional spaces to investigate their socio-cultural relevance, response and contribution to the urban house and neighborhood.