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Literal Duplication, Liberal Contextualism

3. Tashigang a) "Then" The distinct difference of traditional architecture in Eastern Bhutan from the other zones is, the use of woven bamboo mats for building and often served as roofing for small houses on stilts and stone is preferred

Figure 8 Eastern Bhutan traditional house Photo courtesy: Wolfgang

in the walls with mud mortar. Wood is used especially for windows, balconies of buildings. In some part of this region people also construct wall of dry rubble stone. Similar to the northern zone the roof has wooden singles and stone on top to prevent the singles from high wind taking apart. The space between the gable roof and the ceiling provides the proper circlation of wind and also serves as the storage place. The king post trusses provides the stable roofing system to the house. The horizontal and vertical wooden members in the wall acts as a load bearing walls with bamboo mat and plaster on the exterior and interior wall.(see Fig.7) The large opening windows with no permanent protective screening; sometimes bamboo screens were put up to shut out bad weather without excluding light. The common stone foundation were used in the foundation,which are available in the site and reuse it. b) "Now" This region is least effected region among all but slowly it is influenced by the modern trends. One will see the transformation if one walk the street but change is in slow pace. Influence of similar contemporary detailing, using cement, RCC bars and imported materials to construct a house in the towns as well as far beyond motor able road access.

Figure 9 present Tashigang building


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...