As essential strive for shelter continues to grow in the developing world, the habitants are compelled to adapt to the quick solutions offered by the ‘concrete jungles’. Sadly, the Indian city – Shillong, is not different. Also, as the global sustainability crisis is compelling us to rethink the human habitation systems; the revival of the indigenous timber construction, commonly known as ‘Assam type construction’, sets silver lining for the region.
Upon reimagining, this technology has been transformed into a six storey tall timber structure, using the local natural timber. The scientific solution has been tailored to accommodate the geographical seismic problem and the modern urban demands. The final output edges to go as local and ecological as possible.
Project undertaken at:
Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands.