Primitive Invention Of Mankind - Earth Architecture; Case Study at Wayanad, S. India

Kala, Choyimanikandiyil (2012) Primitive Invention Of Mankind - Earth Architecture; Case Study at Wayanad, S. India. In: 2nd International Engineering Symposium - IES 2012, March 5-7, 2012, Kumamoto University, Japan.

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Majority of the Indian population which fall below the poverty line are homeless. Scarcity of finance and increasing cost of materials and labour necessitate the scientists to research extensively on the indigenous, self-help methods practised over the years using local materials. This paper presents case studies carried out in Wayanad, hilly region in Kerala State, South India on the traditional dwellings of tribal community which are of high heritage value. These sustainable structures made mostly of mud known for its low carbon emissivity and high thermal control are built completely by laymen by methods handed down to them through generations. These historical dwellings still exist with little maintenance and minimal deterioration. This study will set a base for the fundamental research on the traditional indigenous construction techniques at Wayanad.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Earth Architecture, Mud Construction, Indigenous Construction Techniques, Traditional Architecture, Wattle And Daub Wall Construction, Tribal Settlements
Subjects: Architecture > MSAP Manipal
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2014 04:37
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2014 04:37

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