Similarly, communities in the high Himalaya build settlements one atop another into a hillside, or side by side on contours in maze-like configuration. These buildings, rising from the ground as an agglomerated system of dwellings, are a breathtaking symbol of communities leaning on one another, in a telling, enduring tradition of deep-rooted resilience.
Flexibility/shock absorbency (timber, steel, pinned joints, hydraulicised mud mortars)
Rigidity/integrity/banding/corner reinforcements/buttresses (thick masonry walls, rammed earth, interlocking blocks, corner reinforcements, symmetry, opening sizes + locations)
Base isolation (dampers, deep foundations, robust plinths)
Bracing/triangulation/shear walls/lateral loading/banding (struts, capitals, corbels, lintels, top plates, reinforced concrete or timber banding, metal ties, plywood bracing wall panels)
Lightweight Roofs (metal sheet, thatch, shingles, bituminous tiles)