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Timber horizontal band Limbu, Bina


Horizontal bands have been extensively promoted for building earthquake resistant buildings. Wooden bands like the one seen here are used in stone masonry construction. Taken during the 1st phase of fieldwork conducted by the research team based at Social Science Baha in Kathmandu, Nepal, as part of the SSHRC Partnership Development Grant, ‘Expertise, Labour and Mobility in Nepal’s Post-Conflict, Post-Disaster Reconstruction’. See project details at https://elmnr.arts.ubc.ca/.

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