Appraising Spatial organization on Rajput Palaces: Amber Palace, Udaipur Palace & Mehrangarh, Jodhpur
Keywords:Rajput Architecture, Palaces, Spatial Organization, Rajasthan, Design
The paper explores the magnificent arrangement of significant spaces within the residential compounds of the Rajput clans of Rajasthan, India. It focuses on stating the emergence of new practice of construction and development of a single premises which held both the military strength to withhold the enemies and the luxurious warmth of a residence for the royal family and their subordinates. The architectural specimens which followed this Rajput style of architecture and design are selected with keeping in mind the concept of ‘Garh Palace’. Another influencing factor is the varied locations of the three palaces within the north western subcontinent. Primary focus is on how the space is designed and organized as per the preference and functionality required; for instance, the Zenana wing being in the inner most part of the layout because of their immense requirement of safety and high tolerance from intrusion of men in their private chambers and halls. The most significant spaces are listed out with their unique built and design qualities. The three respective palaces are the Amber palace in Jaipur with hot and dry climate, the City Palace of Udaipur with semi-arid climate with lake Pichola beside it and the Mehrangarh Palace of Jodhpur with hot arid climate and immense heat of desert.
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