Bamboo and Earth in Bhutan

A good example of bamboo and earth house built by INBAR. According to architect Nripal Adhikary, the house is made entirely out of local material, even the joinery was made using wood and rattan. The walls are built using Latin American barahaque style, that is bamboo framed plastered with earth. Final coating is done with lime plaster, which is not only water resistant but also works as preservative on bamboo. It was treated using ABARI built boucherie technique. The design preserves the integrity of Bhutanese Architecture, but tries to improvise on it by replacing timber with more ecological material viz. bamboo. This house will shelter District Chief and the Royal Government of Bhutan is trying to built more structures like these in coming years.


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