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After the analysis of the collected data and my own observation, there is a need of a code for the construction of a house with the help of rammed earth techniques and timber construction. And also, common approach of construction is not fulfilling the present requirements, where by bringing some changes in the present construction, blending of tradition with contemporary ideas can help to restore the architectural elements of the past and the present desire.







CONSTRUCTION. EXISTING BUILDING RULES. The 2009, earthquake in the country has left a major destruction on traditional stone and timber constructed houses. It has raised concern about the stability of the structure and its safety to the people. This destruction is comparatively less than the risk to the cultural and heritage of those traditional buildings if we demolish and restore with concrete and RCC construction. Now, people understood fear of traditional houses. The people including the engineers and the government officials feels it is a danger. This perception is forcing people in the country to build their houses with concrete and other imported materials but are newly look tradition facade with new materials. Department of Urban Development and Housing has developed Tradition Architecture Guidelines in 1993 , Rural Construction Rules ,2013 published by Department of Human Settlement Ministry of Works and Human Settlement and Traditional Architecture Guidelines, by Department of Urban Development and Housing, has framed rules with the objective to promote settlements that are safe, functional and accessible; to enhance the living standards and the quality of lives of rural people and to preserve the natural and cultural landscapes. Also Bhutan green building design guidelines, June 2013 published by the Engineering Adaptation & Risk Reduction Division Department of Engineering


Dissertation: Literal Duplication, Liberal Contextualism  
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...