Kathkuni : A sustainable technique to construct

kothi kais kullu
  1. A mesh of interlocking horizontal cedar(locally, deodar) wooden locks are created -and in this dressed or raw stone is packed.
  2. The most common type of Kath-Kuni wall is made by laying apart two square sections wooden wall beams longitudinally parallel to each other to define the width of the wall.



  1. These are lap-jointed or nailed by the cross joist.
  2. The whole framework done is known as Cheol.
  3. With inherent elasticity, the design has an enormous seismic response.
  4. When tremors have dislodged the stones from the frame, and later, have been hammered back into the intact mesh of wood houses and temples


  1. Style is present in the districts of Shimla,

Kinnaur and Kullu.


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