Transfer of the Cultural Heritage of the Traditional Thai House: Usiri Family Houses

Authors

  • Kundoldibya Panitchpakdi

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v1i3.368

Abstract

Traditional Thai house architecture is a significant part the Thai culture and heritage.  One unique attribute of traditional Thai house construction is the modular, pre-fabricated wood components, with non-permanent connections.  This allows the house to be dissembled and reassembled in a new location without damage. This is a case study of Thai-style houses built and owned by six generations of the Usiri family.  Their houses have been passed down from the first to subsequent generations.  From only two Thai-style houses 130 years ago, there are now eleven houses as part of an expanding cultural inheritance. © 2016. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.Keywords: Cultural Heritage; Traditional House; Preservation; Living Environment.

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Published

2016-08-03

How to Cite

Panitchpakdi, K. (2016). Transfer of the Cultural Heritage of the Traditional Thai House: Usiri Family Houses. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 1(3), 237-248. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v1i3.368