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Study of Vernacular Architcture in Tripura

15th - 19th September 2011


RJB-CPL and Put Your Hands Together
Itenary
15th September 2011

- Mumbai to Agartala
- Hapania Site Visit
- Children’s Park
- Meeting with IL&FS

16th September 2011



- TIDC meeting
- Dukli Site Visit
- Bamboo Park Site Visit
- Meeting with the Minister

17th September 2011



- Land Custom Service (LCS)
- Common Facility Centre Visit
- Durga Puja Pandal Study in and around Agartala

18th September 2011

- Visit to local settlement in Agartala (near Ginger)


- Hapania Site visit
- Katlamara CFC

19th September 2011

- Udaipur-Amarpur (Riang House)


- Agartala to Mumbai
The Mud House
Mud House in Tripura

Mud House in Tripura

Mud House with mud plastered finish

Mud House showing weathering

Mud House with bamboo panels and thatched roof Mud House interiors
Mud House in Tripura with landscape Mud House interiors with attic

Mud House in Tripura Dilapidated mud house

Weathered Mud House Mud house with bamboo panels and fabric
The Riang House
Riang bamboo house Timber staircase

Riang bamboo house Riang bamboo house

Raised plinth of the Riang house Raised plinth with bamboo mat wall
Sliding door made from bamboo Corner detail

Verandah of the Riang house Verandah of the Riang house

Wall and roof detail Corner detail of the verandah


Traditional bong Traditional de-husking pit

Entrance door Traditional tool + Bamboo flooring

Interiors of the Riang house Interiors showing roof of the house


Interiors showing corner detail Traditional granary

Interiors of the house Traditional clay chulha

Fowl seen under the raised flooring Traditional bamboo shoot


The Tin House
House with raised brick plinth and tin sheet walls
Bamboo + Tin + Mud House, Agartala
Entrance of the house Mud + bamboo house

Entrance and brick paved street Courtyard of the house

Courtyard and temple Bamboo mat weaved wall


Tin sheet wall + timber window-frame Detail of the bamboo wall

Interiors of the tin sheet house Verandah of the mud house

View from the courtyard Bamboo mat weaved house with fabric curtain
Bamboo post and beam detail Bamboo post bolted to the plinth

Riang bamboo house Riang bamboo house

Mud wall till cil level + bamboo weaved wall

Underside of the roof


Common Facility Centres
Common Facility Centre Interiors of the CFC with bamboo mat boards

CFC with bamboo boards Backside courtyard

Detail of the painted bamboo mat boards Polished bamboo mat boards from interiors
Common Facility Centre Interior of the CFC - Furniture making

Artisan at the CFC Artisan at the CFC

Treatment tank for bamboo Tools of the CFC


Verandah of the school at Katlamara Detail of post and roof

Bamboo + tin school View of the school

Interiors of the classroom Tying detail of the bamboos


Experimental bamboo house Bamboo entrance door at CFC

Borer holes in untreated bamboo Fishing rods at Katlamara CFC

Roof of the experimental house Bamboo treatment tank CCB


Durga Puja Pandals
Durga Puja Pandal at Agartala

Durga Puja Pandal at Agartala

Durga Puja Pandal at Agartala

Durga Puja Pandal at Agartala Durga Puja Pandal at Agartala


Durga Puja Pandal at Agartala Durga Puja Pandal at Agartala

Durga Puja Pandal at Agartala

Durga Puja Pandal at Agartala

Durga Puja Pandal at Agartala

Durga Puja Pandal at Agartala

Durga Puja Pandal at Agartala

Durga Puja Pandal at Agartala Durga Puja Pandal at Agartala


Durga Puja Pandal at Agartala Durga Puja Pandal at Agartala

Durga Puja Pandal at Agartala Durga Puja Pandal at Agartala

Durga Puja Pandal at Agartala Durga Puja Pandal at Agartala


Architectural Features
Street and Pathways
Street between two houses

Brick paved pedestrian street at Hapania Brick paved pedestrian street

Bamboo bridge Bamboo bridge


Entrance Ways
Tin roof entrance-way with bamboo fence

Tin roof entrance-way with bamboo fence

RCC entrance way with brick compound wall

Tin roof entrance-way with tin sheet fencing

Tin roof entrance-way with bamboo fence

Tin roof entrance-way with tin sheet fencing RCC entrance way with brick compound wall
Openings
Openings in weaed bamboo mat walls

Bamboo window on weaved bamboo walls

Collapsible timber shutter

Bamboo door and fencing

Weaved bamboo shutter in a mud house

Opening in mud house Collapsible bamboo panel shutters


Walls and Architectural Fabric
Weathered mud house

Bamboo and mud wall

Pink fabric bringing out character of the wall

Detail of weaved half-bamboo splits

Tying detail of door frame with the wall

Bamboo wall connecting two houses Mud house with bamboo panel decoration on the top
Bamboo weaved wall

Tin sheet walls on brick plinth

Mud house with bamboo panels and fabric

Different bamboo fencing and walls

Detail of half-bamboo weaved walls Weathered mud house


Timber shutter and weathered mud wall

Timber door with IPS flooring and rough mud finish

Fabric adding to the character of the space

Fabric adding to the character of the space

Fabric adding to the character of the space

Detail of half-bamboo wall Weaved bamboo mats on brick plinth


Roofs
Interior detail of typical roof of Tripura

Interior detail of the attic space

Interior detail of the roof of the entrance way

Thatch roof of tribal house

Interior detail of the roof of the entrance way

Tin sheet roof above bamboo mat panels Detail of roof of verandah
Spaces
Verandah at Katlamara

Interior detail of the attic space

Overflow space of the house

Verandah of a tribal home

Multi purpose hall

Landscape bringing out the character of the space Courtyard at CFC