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Sustainability 2012, 4(10), 2650-2660; doi:10.3390/su4102650
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Influence of Arabic and Chinese Rammed Earth Techniques in the Himalayan Region

Received: 14 August 2012; in revised form: 24 September 2012 / Accepted: 8 October 2012 / Published: 15 October 2012
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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
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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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Jaquin P. Influence of Arabic and Chinese Rammed Earth Techniques in the Himalayan Region. Sustainability. 2012; 4(10):2650-2660.

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Jaquin, Paul. 2012. "Influence of Arabic and Chinese Rammed Earth Techniques in the Himalayan Region." Sustainability 4, no. 10: 2650-2660.


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