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b) The another innovative techniques is the use of locally available slate stone which are used in the lower plains of Dharamsala where rain is more and extreme weather. In extreme weather like in winter the slates stone cracks due to the expansion and contraction sloping roof and are placed on heavy wooden supports with overlapping each other. These slates are not fixed to wooden supports but remain in place by weight only or sometimes they nailed to the wooden joists rafters. In this foothills, monsoon is long, hence commonly we will see sloping roof to drain off

Figure 12Traditional house in Dharamsala Source: author

the water and small windows to reduce the solar gain in summer. The houses are also having deep balconies to allow open-air living during rainy season and protection of walls. 2. Kulu, Mid hills or middle Himalayan region. As this region is colder than the plains, it is cool in summer with little rain and has extreme winter with snowfall, according to this the buildings are in this zone. Most parts of this region is covered with pine trees, Deodar, etc and mountains the building materials available areas are stone and wood. Most betterclass houses and even poor ones are built with stone and wood, without mortar. Even still in this region people practice the age old system of keeping cattles in the ground floor, grains in the middle floor and dwelling in upper floor surrounded by a deep over hanging verandah, which has already vanished in some part of the world. In this region, present houses are build mainly of two different construction techniques practices

Figure 13Space beam construction Source: Ar. Sandeep Sharma

abundantly. Those are:


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

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