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Title: Reinforcing traditional Indian construction with modern structures –A planning
Authors: Murugan, I
Natarajan, C
Keywords: Traditional Indian construction
Issue Date: Oct-2009
Publisher: CSIR
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: E04H1/2
Abstract:  Traditional Indian structures exist beyond all ages and can be utilized by the people of every generation, since the truths of all times could also be expressed as the truth of present time. Based on this premise, traditional construction concepts will definitely provide inputs to supplement modern construction methods and this will pave a flexible run way by extracting the essence from ancient texts and interpret it to suit modern constructions. This is not mere repetition but one of the creative interpretation as traditional construction practices have come a long way without proper documentation and records. Imposing structures in India constructed before BC reflects the degree of civilization and cultural spectrum. If texts are repeated without reinterpreting them to suit modern practices and innovations, civilization becomes a phenomenon of arrested development. The aim of the study was to lay the foundation for synthesizing traditional Indian construction with modern construction and to augment the ways and means in which the structural design can be made to reflect tradition and speedy development.
Page(s): 633-637
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.08(4) [October 2009]

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