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Understanding transitions in a rural Indian building typology in the context of well-being

Chandran, Kumari Moothedath and Balaji, Nallaval Chinnaswamy and Mani, Monto (2015) Understanding transitions in a rural Indian building typology in the context of well-being. In: CURRENT SCIENCE, 109 (9). pp. 1610-1621.

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Rural settlements in Karnataka in India predominantly use locally available resources to build their dwelling units. The houses are constructed either by the villagers themselves or by local masons skilled in traditional architecture. However, traditional houses and lifestyle are slowly giving way to modern concrete dwellings and a new lifestyle. To analyse this trend of transition to modern dwellings in rural settlements, a case study was conducted in three villages near the city of Bengaluru in Karnataka. The present article discusses this transition in the context of sustainable well-being of rural settlements.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the INDIAN ACAD SCIENCES, C V RAMAN AVENUE, SADASHIVANAGAR, P B #8005, BANGALORE 560 080, INDIA
Keywords: Building typology; modern dwellings; rural-urban transition; sustainable well-being
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Centre for Sustainable Technologies (formerly ASTRA)
Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2015 06:04
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2018 14:27
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/52947

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