SPIRIT OF DESIGN IN NEPAL - Natural Materials, Heritage & Culture

尼泊尔设计之魂:天然素材,文化遗产

Sarosh Pradhan


讲稿摘要 /Abstract of Speech:

      在喜马拉雅地区,纯洁的山峰与对幸福的精神追求息息相关。20154月尼泊尔发生毁灭性地震后,无数使用天然石材建造的古寺庙和美丽村庄被毁坏。这场演讲将由此延伸,重点介绍一些灾后修复工程,分享应用石材、泥浆和木材等天然材料完成建筑的案例。在美国驻加德满都大使馆内,用石材建造的景观部分作为获奖的设计作品也将被分享。


The Himalayan region has been a space on this planet, where purity of the Mountains is connected to spiritual quest for happiness. Where snow-peaked mountains melt into small tributaries and sacred rivers begin their journey to meet oceans. The presentation explores Natural Materials, Heritage and Culture in the Himalayan region with the backdrop of the devastating earthquake that rocked Nepal in April 2015 and its restoration. Kasthamandap Temple from where the word Kathmandu was derived lay completely flattened and beautiful villages in Langtang - all built with natural stone were devastated.

The presentation would highlight some of the restoration works, as well as share experiences of Projects done by the firm using Natural Materials with an emphasis on Stone, Mud and Wood Architecture in the Kathmandu Valley, Annapurna-Mustang and Everest region in Nepal. The conceptual poetry of the winning entry for the Memorial design built out of stone as a landscaping element in the US Embassy in Kathmandu would also be shared.