Exploring Two Housing Typologies in the Vernacular Architecture of Assam

Ravishankar, S. and Ji, S. (2021) Exploring Two Housing Typologies in the Vernacular Architecture of Assam. In: International Conference on Research into Design, Online7 January 2021 through 10 January 2021, Virtual, Online.

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Vernacular architecture in Assam, India, is known for its seismic and weather-resistant characteristics. These underlying purposes contribute to shaping the spatial variations of traditional architecture. The paper investigates the evolution of habitat and their association in two typologies of houses in Assam—Assam-type house and Chang Ghar—to understand the distinctions of each type. Case examples are taken to analyse and compare the commonalities and distinctions over the other. It was found that one is an advanced and evolved version of the other in terms of the overall building structure, integration of materials and aspect of resilience.

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Ji, Shivahttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2219-6035
Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN: 9789811600401
Uncontrolled Keywords: Assam-type house, Chang ghar, Heritage of living spaces and habitat, Indian heritage in digital space research, Northeast India
Subjects: Arts > Design
Divisions: Department of Design
Depositing User: Mrs Haseena VKKM
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2022 10:22
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 10:22
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/9162
Publisher URL: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-...
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