Slicing Kathmandu: Buildings

Summer School 2014, Faculty of Architecture
Instructor: Pratyush Shankar
11 July 2014

The “Himalayan Cities: Slicing Kathmandu” aims at unearthing the relationship of a Himalayan city through time with its immediate and imagined landscape. Kathmandu city in Nepal has layers of history: from Buddhist Lichavi to medieval period dominated by Malla kings and thereafter by the Shahs and Ranas. In the modern period the city has experienced the global culture with architects from around the Globe working in the city.

Find all the buildings studied during this course here.

During this summer course the students studied the historical positioning of the buildings and based on on-field observations they proposed a narrative for each building. Then they studied particular urban conditions in Kathmandu valley.

Find all the buildings studied during this course here.

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