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Sustainability 2012, 4(10), 2650-2660; doi:10.3390/su4102650

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

Integral Engineering Design, Tollbridge Studios, Bath, UK
Received: 14 August 2012 / Revised: 24 September 2012 / Accepted: 8 October 2012 / Published: 15 October 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Hakka Tulou and Sustainability: The Greenest Buildings in the World)
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Abstract

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.
Keywords: rammed earth; formwork; rammer; Asia; Bhutan; Ladakh; Mustang, Hakka rammed earth; formwork; rammer; Asia; Bhutan; Ladakh; Mustang, Hakka
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

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Jaquin, P. Influence of Arabic and Chinese Rammed Earth Techniques in the Himalayan Region. Sustainability 2012, 4, 2650-2660.

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