Influence of Arabic and Chinese Rammed Earth Techniques in the Himalayan Region

Jaquin, Paul
October 2012
Sustainability (2071-1050);Oct2012, Vol. 4 Issue 10, p2650
Academic Journal
This paper discusses different rammed earth construction technique in Asia. Rammed earth construction techniques from China, Indian, Nepal and Bhutan are examined. It is shown that these techniques are demonstrably different from each other, and argued that the techniques may have developed independently. Case study structures are discussed and it is shown that with care it is possible to chart the development of both techniques both chronologically and geographically.


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