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Traditional Bamboo Houses of North-Eastern Region: A Field Study of Assam & Mizoram

Periodical Key Engineering Materials (Volume 517)
Main Theme Novel and Non-Conventional Materials and Technologies for Sustainability
Chapter Bamboo Structures
Edited by Yan Xiao, Zhi Li, Rui Wang, Bo Shan and Khosrow Ghavami
Pages 197-202
DOI 10.4028/
Citation Puspanjali Das et al., 2012, Key Engineering Materials, 517, 197
Online since June 2012
Authors Puspanjali Das, Korde Chaaruchandra, P. Sudhakar, S. Satya
Keywords Bamboo, Bamboo Houses, Bamboo Treatment, Bamboo Wall Panels
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The lifestyle of the North-Eastern rural population demonstrates the example of sustainable living where bamboo plays a major role. Bamboo has its home in this tropical climatic region of India. In order to understand various aspects of Traditional bamboo constructions, a field visit was made to Assam & Mizoram. This paper studies the patterns affecting the housing styles of these regions, the traditional method of construction including bamboo treatments. Various parameters which are required to be considered for constructing a house are also studied. It has been found in the field survey that the utilization of bamboo is mostly in wall panels. Therefore, various patterns of wall panels being majorly used for house construction in this region are documented in this paper.