VERTICAL DIVISION

The study of how the houses in Kirtipur and Nala are divided.

•Mostly number of vertical division of houses depends on how many brothers live in a family.

• wooden partition or a brick wall to divide.

• Also after division , they build new floors.

• Also they use modern materials- cement, concrete.

• So, half house is with old materials and other half is with new materials.

Kirtipur

Looking at the front facade of the house, one can see there is a partition wall (black rectangle box) in the middle of the front wall going all through the house.

Nala

Same here, looking at the front facade, one can see the division happening. Also Urban and rural elements together.

A diagramatic plan of the house studied in kirtipur.

• The house- Army chief

• But today , the house is divided into many parts

• One part of the house- AMATYA family

• Divided — 3 parts — 3 brothers

• Occupation — Business

• Backyard farming

Section AA’ — to study how the spaces are alloted on different floors.

Section BB’- to study the division of the house done by a wooden partition.

A diagramatic Plan of the house studied in Nala.

•Less no. of houses divided

• If such houses do exists, the owner of the houses have moved to Kathmandu city- economic benefits

• They give house for rent

• The house — old man named Ramkrishna shrestha

• He is living alone

• Doing farming for livelihood

Elevation A — The shaded region is the older part of the house, and the unshaded one is renovated after the division of the house.

Elevation B — same as above.

Conclusion

•Today’ s life has become so individualistic that people of same families divide their whole one house.

• The traditional wooden carvings is being getting lost.

• Putting a partition in the middle of the house also affects the front facade of the house which used to an important part.

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