Tibetan Houses

Tibetan Houses

Vernacular Architecture of the Himalayas and Environs

Genre:Architecture, Arts
Language: English
Published:September 11, 2017



About the Book

The Himalayan region and the adjacent Tibetan plateau are renowned for their distinctive vernacular architecture and housing culture, both of which are steadily vanishing. The first section of the book examines 19 traditional homes in the area that adapt in various ways to their location and environment. The second section uses photos and hand-drawn construction details to compare the construction elements, including walls, roofs, and façades. The recently created scale drawings serve as a fantastic foundation for an assessment of alternatives. The reader is taken on a tour of a fascinating construction culture by comprehensive plans, moody photos, and educational writing.