Exploring Attributes of Vernacular Assam Type House Design Techniques in Contemporary Setting

Ji, Shiva and Punekar, Ravi Mokashi (2019) Exploring Attributes of Vernacular Assam Type House Design Techniques in Contemporary Setting. In: The Extracellular Matrix. Springer, pp. 419-433.

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Abstract

Typical Assam-type houses (ATH) is a result of local considerations and has withstood catastrophes of earthquake zone 5. But ATH is not the first choice of construction today anymore. Paper infers attributes of bygone ATH and ways to integrate them in prevalent construction techniques. A field study was conducted to detail out vernacularism about its sustenance, decoding planning, design, materials, construction techniques, etc. Proportion of wooden materials used and segmentation of walling are few of many findings which are crucial about ATH. Few pivotal sustainable aspects were also discovered. Combining both may give us an acceptable solution for tomorrow.

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Ji, Shivahttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2219-6035
Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Assam type house, Vernacular, Architecture of north-east India, Earthquake zone 5 tolerant structure
Subjects: Arts > Design
Divisions: Department of Design
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2019 08:13
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2019 08:33
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/4867
Publisher URL: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-5883-8_36
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