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Transitions in traditional dwellings

Henna, K and Mani, M (2022) Transitions in traditional dwellings. In: Current Science, 122 (1). pp. 29-38.

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A dwelling, while providing shelter, reflects the identity and individuality of its occupant(s). Traditional architectureevolved with time, catering to the needs of theinhabitants, adopting local materials and in harmonywith the prevalent climate and environment. Growingaspirations and global pressures drive transitions inthis traditional fabric, pushing towards modern constructionpractices. For traditional societies in Asiaand Africa with a large rural population, transitionshave serious local and global impact, including loss oftraditions, increased material and energy demand,and contribution towards climate change. This articlereviews transition in dwellings in rural settlementsand makes an effort to comprehend its nature, driversand consequences. Understanding transitions helpsappreciate traditional building practices and designfor a sustainable future © 2022, Current Science. All Rights Reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Current Science
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Centre for Sustainable Technologies (formerly ASTRA)
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2022 06:40
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2022 06:40
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/71333

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