Rediscovering the Architectural Heritage through Vernacular Architecture in Chhattisgarh

Volume: 07 | Issue: 01 | Year 2024 | Subscription
International Journal of Architectural Heritage
Received Date: 04/03/2024
Acceptance Date: 04/08/2024
Published On: 2024-04-22
First Page: 30
Last Page: 42

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By: Dr. Deepti Pande Rana


Abstract: Vernacular architecture, characterized by its indigenous materials, traditional construction techniques, and cultural symbolism, serves as a tangible expression of local identity and heritage. The vernacular architecture of Chhattisgarh reflects a synthesis of climate, geography, and locally available materials, resulting in a diverse range of layouts, forms, building techniques, and structural systems. This study aims to explore the materials, construction methods, and architectural styles of traditional dwellings in Chhattisgarh villages, integrating principles from Passive Solar Architecture and Vastu Shastra. By examining case studies and conducting a literature review, the research seeks to identify common parameters and concepts in dwelling unit planning. The findings suggest that certain elements of Passive Solar Architecture and Vastu Shastra are indeed incorporated into vernacular architecture, and their integration with modern practices can offer innovative and holistic design solutions for sustainable living environments. Through a multidisciplinary approach, incorporating historical analysis, architectural principles, and cultural anthropology, this review elucidates the adaptive strategies employed by local communities to address climatic, cultural, and socioeconomic challenges. Furthermore, it underscores the urgent need for preservation efforts and sustainable development initiatives to safeguard this invaluable cultural heritage for future generations.

Keywords: Vernacular architecture, cultural heritage, sustainable development, site planning, building materials.



How to cite this article: Dr. Deepti Pande Rana, Rediscovering the Architectural Heritage through Vernacular Architecture in Chhattisgarh. International Journal of Architectural Heritage. 2024; 07(01): 30-42p.

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