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Architecture & Town Planning

Class# 1: Introduction, Basic Concepts of

Architecture & Town Planning

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Isn’t This a Great Day to Study
Architecture & Town Planning???

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Source: Sydney Opera House “”
Today’s Agenda
1. Brief Introduction
2. Class Policies
3. Course Content
4. Grading
5. Basic Concepts
o Architecture
o Town Planning

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Course Content
• Architectural History & Development
• Factors Influencing Architectural Development
• Architectural Plan of Buildings
• Islamic Architecture
• Modern Trends in Town Planning
• Preliminary Studies for Town Planning
• Urban Planning
• Land Use Patterns
• City Extensions

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• The art and science of designing and constructing
buildings (
• Technical, artistic and social field
• Fundamental attributes of architecture
a. Utility (functionality)
b. Solidity (strength)
c. Aesthetics (beauty)

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Source: Ten Most Beautiful Architecture of Pakistan, “”
• A specialist in designing structures
• Licensed professionals by a jurisdiction to provide
design services
• Responsible for shaping our built environment
• Required to have strong knowledge in fields of
engineering, logistics, geometry, building
techniques etc.

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Factors Influencing Architecture
• Man (building use, opening dimensions etc.)
• Demographics (overpopulated regions; high rise buildings)
• History (Roman Empire; statues in western civilizations)
• Culture (boundary Walls; our closed society)
• Nature (temperature, rainfall etc.)
• Religion (Islam; domes & minarets)
• Jurisdictional Regulations (White stone in Jerusalem and Amman)

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General Elements of a House Architectural Design
• It involves just about everything a typical House
• Roof (Shape; flat vs. gable: Material; tile vs. metal)
• Walls (Material; paint vs. marble: Style; english vs. flemish bond)
• Doors (Style: flush door vs. glass door)
• Windows (Style; hinged vs. slide: Material; wood vs. aluminum)

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Source: K & E Consultancy, Architectural Visualizers and CAD Modeling Services; “”
Town Planning
• A human settlement larger than a village but smaller than a
city (both demographics or area can be used)
• However, distinctions between all 3 (village, town and city) are up
for debate
• No universal code applicable
• Varies around the world
• Mostly defined by administrative and legal status
 Planning is basically thinking about and arranging
acuities' to achieve a goal

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Town Planning
Factors influencing Site Selection for a Town
• Availability of land
• Availability of natural resources
• Development opportunities
• Expansion opportunities
• Security
• Modes of conveyance
• Access to amenities

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Town Planning
Town Planning
• The art and science of ordering the use of land and siting of
buildings and communication routes so as to secure
maximum practical degree of economy, convenience and
• In town planning we organize various components of a town
in a systematic and arranged manner
• Its involves planning and designing of new buildings, roads,
parks etc in a systematic way in order to make them
attractive and convenient for the people who live there.

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Town Planning
Town Planning
• Creating a balance between natural environment,
community needs, cultural significance and economic
• It is a dynamic process that is constantly responding to
the changes in community
• Involves both control of existing and new developments
to ensure good management of resources to meet
future needs

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Town Planning
Why we do Town Planning ??
• We do planning in order to uses the land properly and give
maximum comfort to the inhabitants
• Well arranged house give max comfort then a large house
same is for town
• To create healthy environment for all people
• To ensure orderly development
• To provide economic, cultural and recreational amenities
• To preserve aesthetics in all elements of town
• To make right use of land for right purpose by zoning
• A well planned town carries its activities in a normal way like
a living organs

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Town Planning
Basic elements of Modern Town Planning
• Electric and gas amenities
• Water supply and sewerage system
• Educational institutions
• Zoning
• Transportation infrastructure
• Law enforcement authorities
• Recreational facilities

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Questions ???

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