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Literal Duplication, Liberal Contextualism

Megraj Adhikari19 said that the beauty of Trashigang town was the traditional architecture of the houses and any attempt to change it would spoil its beauty. He also said. "It is also a general observation that traditional houses withstood earthquakes better than concrete buildings." says Megraj Adhikari Since 2006 the Tashigang district had encouraged private builders to construct concrete buildings. "We have no other options," said Dzongda20. This imitation of architecture has reached from North, south and even in the east. The similar construction techniques and the materials like RCC (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 and falsification of facade. The houses are built without the consideration of context, the small chunk of land can erect a high rise structure, or even more if it was not limited. CONCLUSION The practice and techniques of construction at present is totally different from what we saw in the past, now it is just imitating and trying to fulfilling the government policies on Building Byelaws. The above problems of imitation of Architecture features stretching from north, south and in-between has put everyone (public, government, architects, etc) in dilemma. Can this be an alternative Reasons? 1. Could it be due to the political restriction for designing a building in the country? 2. Could it be due to Bhutanese Economy? 3. Could it be due to Negligence of the people in conserving the traditional Bhutanese Architecture? 4. Could it be due to Fast growth in the Country?

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Chief urban planner in Tashigang. Means District Administrator.


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...