KALUPUR TOWER MAPPING

Team: Rutvij Savaliya, Zahra Lohandwala, Parth Champaneri, Himani Vinodrai, Smit Anand, Anish Patel

 

The following map shows the development and defining of territories around the Kalupur Tower area. The observation was carried out mostly in terms of the plinth of shops since it seemed to reveal a lot of the economic status of the shop owners, the type of goods they sold, the use of the plinths, etc.

The map shows alongwith the open times of each shop under three broad categories and the proportion of vehicles v/s humans.

kalupur7We concluded that the nature of activity (Cooking, only selling, interacting), the amount of time people spent at the shop, the types of goods they sold, etc governed the types of plinths they had, both, physical and virtual. While the ones on the main roads had a strict defined plinth, the ones in the butcher lanes were more defined the spread of goods and seating arrangement of the shop owners.

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A series of maps are generated to show the human density of people around the “Kalupur Tower” area. These maps and the charts helps to understand the percentage of Men, Women and Children that are seen during different time periods i.e. Morning, Afternoon and Evening.

According to the observation made based on these maps we can see that the percentage of women and children changes drastically during the day. The maximum number of women come out during Morning and Afternoon time to buy basic amenities. Women are seen less after Namaz as they prefer to gather in “Pol” lanes around their houses which act as an enclosed space. Also children are seen more during Morning and Afternoon time because there are many schools surrounding the Kalupur tower area. While in case of Men, there is a constant growth in their density. Men dominate the area around the tower during evening.

So considering the factors mentioned above we can say that there is a vast difference in density of people during different time periods of a day.

kalupur3kalupur4kalupur5kalupur2kalupur9kalupur12kalupur10following map shows the sound mapping of that area, in which we have recorded different sounds from a particular place and generated figures from the audio clip, in order to understand different activities happening in that particular area.kalupur11kalupur13kalupur14

The above maps show the smell map of the region.

Dawn experiences pungent smell of meat. The odour prevails throughout the afternoon layered with many other kinds of smell. Evening washes out the stench of the raw meat and replaces it with the fragrance of its cooked counterpart.

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kalupur17Maps seen above represent Density and Movement of Vehicles around Kalupur Tower at varying time periods ie: Morning, Afternoon and Evening.

We are able to conclude that Evening Time has the maximum congestion due to the bustle caused by many Social and Commercial activities. Hence, Leading to the narrowing of the Roads.kalupur18kalupur15

In order to find out first hand what the residents and shop owners near Kalupur tower feel, we boiled down a few questions and asked them to put a different colored bindi on a map for each question. We could conclude a few very strong feeling just on visual basis after the survey.

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This website is a compilation of work done by students of INDUS University, Ahmedabad. The course was a two week long module where they engaged with mapping and unfloding the many layers of small public spaces in Ahmedabad city. This course was taught by Mansi Shah

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