NAKHARA (Journal of Environmental Design and Planning)

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An orchard system, in the lower basin of the Chao Phraya Delta, could be regarded as asustainable land reclamation process that contributed its indispensable role in providingspace compatibly suitable for settlement, for five hundred years ago. This study led to a result ofthe land formation process through the orchard system in the Amphawa neighborhood, by clarifyingthe correlation between the waterways and the orchard unit. From an apparent hierarchy ofwaterways, and for reason of the geographical advantage which had much influence on thecapacity of irrigation and accessibility to water, the first settlement was possibly located alongthe main waterways. And according to the development pattern of the unit of land-parcels andgrouping of land-parcels, there was a systematic land formation process performed to accomplishthe linkage and fabric of an orchard neighborhood.

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