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Kath-Kuni is a popular type of natural building that uses locally available wood and stone as prime materials for construction. These humble-looking abodes, made of stone, mud and wood, were long popular in Himachal Pradesh.
There were several reasons for Kath-Kuni structures’ popularity: they are environmentally-friendly, kept the cold out, and can survive earthquakes due to their high tensile strength.
Today, Rahul Bhushan, a 29-year-old Himachali architect is trying to bring back the glory of Kath-Kuni structures. He runs an organisation called NORTH that promotes local craftsmanship and preserves the ancient building traditions of the state.
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