Model Exploration of Kath-khuni house by Pooja Nagaraj
Pooja Nagaraj is a student of Bachelor of Architecture at Institute of Design Environment and Architecture, Indus University, Ahmedabad. In the pictures above, she has explored kath-khuni construction through a scaled model (at 1:10). The construction technique common to Himachal Pradesh involves use of Timber and stone as primary materials laid in alternate courses without any cementing mortar. This technique helps not only in insulating but also withstands the frequent tremors that rock the landscape of Himachal. Her scaled model brings forth a remarkable level of woodwork details and the sophisticated skills of the indigenous craftsmen.