The street is a room of agreement .
-Louise Khan -
• This is a statement mentioned in the page 184.
“Each house owner dedicates the street to the city”
• A street is a common agreement among all the neighbors of that
• Streets could be private as well. They are often a common
agreement of the society and sometimes donations of private
property for the betterment of a larger group of people.
• A street can build or complicate the friendly neighbourly nature of a
community simply because of this fact.
To be on earth means to be under the sky.
• This statement is about the feeling of being on earth. The most
important feeling of being lucky enough to stand on earth is the
feeling of being under our beautiful blue sky .
• This was one basic ideology that fascinated architects and
designers from a very early age.
• Dome , courtyards and voids were born under the intention of
recreating this liberating feeling .
“Prague does not let go – either of you or
of me . This little mother has claws”
• This is pure essence of what needed to be told about Prague ; the
fantastic city of architecture.
• Prague holds a great amount of mystery due the way it’s presented
• Most of it’s alleyways and facades as well as the whole journey
through it holds great meanings.
• The book talks of “the endless inside “ of the city .
• Intraverted design Prague holds is also one reason that gives the
mystic quality of it
“When several private spaces are added up a
public domain is created”
• Page 130
• The semi public access streets ,
eminently public Suk are the components
“Architecture is the masterly, correct and
magnificent play of volumes brought together
• Our eyes are made to see forms in light.
• Light and shade reveal these forms.
“Contact with nature”
• Framing beautiful views from the nature and getting them in to the
“Less is more”
• The essence of this quote is that simplicity in architecture is
• It means simple living by designing simply decorated
The street is an “ urban interior “ where life takes
place, in the full sense of the world.
• The house surround the space and the center is usually marked by a
• Which are determined by the lack of sidewalks and stairs in front of
“When architecture is used to clarify and visualize
a landscape which consists of imaginable forms
and spaces, it is appropriate to talk about a “pre-
classical character , a quality which is emphasized
by the elementary shape of the houses
Place where natural and man made elements form
a synthesis are the subject-matter of
phenomenology of Architecture.
• Form the spatial point of view man made needs an enclosure, and
accordingly tends to settle where nature offers a defined space.
• Form the point of view character, a natural place which comprises
several meaningful things, such as rock trees and water.
The natural environment is simple and strong and
determines the general character of the milieu.
“The colonnade encloses space in the simplest
and the most emphatic manner , and at the same
time lets the “ interior” communicate with the
• The feeling when walking in a colonnade is rather different. It feels
enclosed and safe but well open to the happening world facing it.
• This is a space that creates bonds, make people feel safe
physiologically about the social world.
“…Rome is located between two different
• The chthonic world of Etruria and classical world of the albian hills
• Natural site of the city being the chthonic world and the concrete
model being the Etruria
“The arches themselves rarely have a tectonic
appearance ;usually they form a intergral part of a
continues , “modelled” frame around the