Literal Duplication, Liberal Contextualism
little knowledge of Bhutanese construction and techniques became the master carpenter in the country. As the country was not develop in terms of technologies there were no plans and the details in Black and White. So the houses in the country looks the same with similar philosophy. After the break from isolation in early 1970, the technology has reached Bhutan. The use of modern technology attract immediate attention of new building materials such as cement concrete and the application of new techniques such as the concrete casting method in function of a traditional architectural . The most interesting aspect of this building experience, however, is the assessment of the flexibility and easiness and unexpected ‘last-minute’ alterations. Where he also says that the change in the imported techniques and technology has brought lots of change in the country in terms of economy and fast development.
“ROLE & RESPONSIBILITY OF ARCHITECTS IN NATION BUILDING OF NEPAL” BY DR. BIJAYA K. SHRESTHA6.
"Task of duplicating anything and used for any purpose indicates the cynical attitude to history and degrades the values of those traditional elements. As these elements in most cases are merely used for decorative purposes rather than having structural and functional meanings, local traditions and historical settings are fabricated to use architecture as commodity or entertainment element." "Second, architecture should ‘fit’ in the surrounding environment and local context. It should be based on images that are rooted in the common memory, that is, the phenomenologically authentic ground of architecture. Authenticity of architectural works supports a confidence in time and human nature; it provides the ground for individual identity."
Nepalese Architect and founder of Society of Nepalese Architects (SONA)
Published on Dec 15, 2014
It is the combined ideas of people, who thinks that Bhutanese Architecture has many different perspectives if we look into. Nation's goal...