Traditional Ladakhi buildings and houses, India

Traditional Ladakhi buildings and houses, India

The Ladakhi buildings technique hasn’t changed since first dwellings typology ever done there. Every element has a function with its environment. Houses are done with the local building technique of rammed earth on which centuries old Monasteries were built. A traditional Ladakhi house is made from stone and brick walls, roofs made with poplar wooden beams and willow twigs covered with straw, grass, mud and clay; sometimes even with the dung of cows, donkeys or horses to increase its solidness. This building technique provides a lot of possibilities to play with its form structurally and aesthetically.

The relation between Anthropology and Architecture in this example is that building in Ladakh reflect the traditional wisdom that has faded away through the years.

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