The traditional Kashmiri buildings are mainly made with a balcony, specially designed to view the moon.The houses were made of wood and mud/sand. This helped them to retain heat and save them from destruction in case of earthquakes. Also, the roof height was pretty low so that if you raised your hands you could touch the ceiling.The houses used to have thatched roofs to avoid the snow from getting stuck. Every house had a tandoor kind of thing in their houses mostly called bukhari. Every house mostly used to have a hanging room in the air called “Kaieni” normally at the topmost floor. This was kept as a play room for children. Another interesting thing was the height of the stair riser.It used to be very high in most of the houses and hence made it incredibly difficult to climb.
The houses have survived several earthquakes what have damaged many newer building that have been designed using the modern analytical method of structural design. Contemporary models of systematic behaviour, only partly explain the efficacy of these traditional structural systems. In addition to their structural soundness these traditional systems also follows a synthetic approach that looks at the structural issues in unison with issues of locality,lifestyle,usability,maintenance and growth over time. These seem to be open ended systems which are able to absorb both the circumstantial variations due to locality and the growth and change of user needs.
An Good Architect
Study physics, maths, and drawing, Study well these subjects and maths are very important to architecture. One reason why certain architects are step above the rest is because they have mastered the art of drawing. It’s really rare to find an architect who can draw and portray their work really well. Obviously, most things are done on the computer now, so you need to have a really good understanding of Auto CAD. Above all, you need to be original and unique in your ideas. Yes drawing is important but the thing which is more important is IMAGINATION.
Identify who will be the primary contact with the architect, contractor, and others involved in designing and building your project. It is good to have one point of contact to prevent confusion and mixed messages.
. Involving an architect early on in a project can actually save you time and money. They will offer you a range of options and discuss with you the most economic and appropriate design for your requirements.
7 Tips for Your Dream Home
The process of building a dream home is very complex and difficult task. The first thing in building a home is selecting a lot and lots of preparation. The land has to be cleared of trees and brush and graded to ensure a level building area. You’ll want to have a sense of what the end result should be and how much it’ll cost, having a seasoned and experienced guide show you the way will likely mean a more enjoyable, more enriching.
Let’s look at the steps, in chronological order, involved in creating a home.