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Literal Duplication, Liberal Contextualism

2 CHAPTER 2: LITERATURE REVIEW. 2.1

INTRODUCTION

In this chapter, literature review will help me to get a different perspectives of the people through their research papers and the written articles. More focus is given to the articles written by the local architects of the countries, so that the current situation of the country can be updated and relate with the topic. From this review I can conclude the different views and the ideas of the Architects and Non-architects. The literature review will involve the ideas and the different perspective of various author, regarding the Bhutanese Architecture and its duplication without proper surrounding context.

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BHUTANESE ARCHITECTURE; VERNACULAR AND SUSTAINABLE BY SONAM TOBGAY3.

In this article, Ar. Sonam Tobgay clearly mentioned that the era of practicing vernacular architecture, the usages of locally available material and the sustainability in the design is decreasing in the urban and rural areas of Bhutan. "Now the era of concrete and steel has majorly dominated the market. The new techniques have conquered over the traditional due to easy and fast construction." The use of concrete and the imported material in the country has such an extreme that, the traditional houses in the olden days used to have a wonderful wooden frames and the bamboo pieces fixed over with mud, and a supporting member for the trusses above. But now we can see concrete facades which is a false representation of the traditional elements and don't have any architectural reason. He discuss about the use of the same material and the techniques like other in the world is creating a replica and disturbing the age old philosophy of sustainability.

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Freelance Architect in Bhutan.

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Dissertation: Literal Duplication, Liberal Contextualism  
Dissertation: Literal Duplication, Liberal Contextualism  

It is the combined ideas of people, who thinks that Bhutanese Architecture has many different perspectives if we look into. Nation's goal...

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