Dhajji Dewari is a timber frame with stone and earth infill, typically used in the mountain regions of South Asia. Similar construction is used around the world, under different names. Himis is a Turkish variation, used to help reconstruct after their 1999 earthquake. In Portugal, builders have used Gaiola Pombalina since a 1755 Lisbon earthquake rocked the city. Lastly, Italy uses Casa Baraccata another timber frame, stone infill construction.
Other non-seismic regions of the world have used the construction technique for architectural reasons. The Germans and United Kingdom have used Fachwerk construction, which resembles the constructions listed above.
TUTORIAL (ENDORSED BY WHE)
“A guidebook for technicians and artisans, For one and two storey earthquake resistant houses”
(Tom Schacher and Prof. Dr. Qaisar Ali) 2009
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