Architecture has always been an important means of expression of one’s own style, and durability has always been one of the major criteria in the “design and build” world. The scope of architecture has today extended beyond the intrinsic need of providing shelter. Its expression is extensively being moulded by the building material industry, which... Continue Reading →


Terracotta work in historic buildings- A case of Islamic and Hindu Architecture in West Bengal

This paper throws light on terracotta, its history, composition, and its use as a building material in historic buildings with Islamic and Hindu Architecture of West Bengal. The main objective is to discuss the construction method practiced through the case study and the various conservation practices taken up for these structures that have incorporated traditional methods of construction and highly intricate craftsmanship.

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