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Hot and Cold Characteristics of Space

The mixing dimension is generally correlated to the east-west spatial direction. In an analysis of a kerala house design [Moore] observes how the house opens out to the east allowing for the intermingling with visitors. As one moves toward the west, the rooms become smaller and more private. Other researchers [Ifteka] have noticed how the kitchen hearth always faces the east thereby establishing the mixing dimension of the agni-kama metonymic correlation. To compensate for the heat generating activity of sexual transaction, the bedroom is usually in the western interior (the cool side) of the house.

Tue Jun 27 16:41:34 PDT 1995