Explicit Behavioral Patterns of Spontaneous Transformation

  • Tareef Hayat KhanEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Geography book series (BRIEFSGEOGRAPHY)


After generating the categories of transformations under the category of Building Level (BL) and Partition Level (PL) transformations, this chapter tried to identify the behavioral patterns of such transformations, which were stated as themes. To have a better understanding, several themes were grouped into domains. There were major, minor, and meta domains. The major domains reflected those themes which were more frequent. The minor ones reflected those themes which were not that frequent. The meta domain reflected those themes which were related to the whole history of transformations of the houses. These themes also showed association with particular categories of transformation either at BL or PL.


Building level transformation Partition level transformation Behavioral patterns of transformation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ArchitectureUniversiti Teknologi MalaysiaSkudaiMalaysia

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