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b) "Now" The trend of using concrete, RCC and other imported material has created a lasting effect on the city. It is a major threats to the Bhutanese Architecture identity. When one walk by the city and the nearby places in Thimphu, one will see the intense use of RCC

Figure 3Contemporary Building in Thimphu Photo courtesy: Rudolph Furtado.

(Reinforce cement concrete) for columns, slabs and foundation. Bricks and cement plaster in the walls, use of stainless steel in the railings, Aluminum windows frames, Steel framed doors. The capital city, is turning totally into concrete jungle. However, with certain innovation, the use of such materials is also considered sustainable though. Even the facades, which used to have a wonderfully crafted elements made out of wooden frames with beaten bamboo pieces fixed over it with mud, are now concrete ones faking such details with falsifying paintings or with an elevated line of cement plasters. Also, traditional wood and packed earth construction is giving way to reinforced concrete and even prefabricated technologies that try to mimic the traditional features. And the majority of houses in the towns are just constructed without any relation with the site surrounding and the context.

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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...

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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