Preserving Harisankara Lessons in Rebuilding on Patan's Royal Square in Nepal 2015 to 2019

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Title:Preserving Harisankara Lessons in Rebuilding on Patan's Royal Square in Nepal 2015 to 2019

ISBN:9789937067256

Author:Niels Gutschow

Publisher:Kathmandu Valley Preservation Trust

Publish Year:2020

Edition:First Edition

Cover:Paper Back

Subject:Nepal | Architecture / Interior / Furniture

Language:English

Remarks:Colour Photographs.

Pages:471

Size:250 x 215

Weight(gms):1705

Price:USD 40.00

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  • Contents
    Foreword
    by Niels Gutschow, Erich Theophile and Rohir Ranjitkar

    Part I
    The city of Patan

    Historical significance of the temple
    Typological comparison
    The earthquake
    State of repair

    Part II
    Salvaged Architectural Fragments

    Tympana
    Aedicules
    Panels
    Struts
    Windows

    Part III
    Existing Conditions
    Planning of seismic reinforcements
    by Euan Speer
    Reinforcement of the base structure
    connections between timber columns and their base stones ll3 Reinforcement of the timber assembly: column-capital-beam

    Part IV
    The Restoration of Wooden Fragments

    Columns and plates
    Cornices
    Doorways
    Tympana
    Aedicules
    Windows
    Struts

    Part V
    The Rebuilding Process

    The process of repair, restoration and replacement
    The planning of structural additions
    by Bijay Basukala, Niels Gutschow, Rohit Ranjitkar, Euan Spper
    The plinth
    Restoration of thresholds and carved stone blocks
    by the University of Applied Arts Vienna
    The reinforced band below the southern threshold
    Replacement of carved stone blocks
    The reinforced band between the sanctum and the outer stone blocks
    The ground floor (sanctum) level
    The first tier (lower roof)
    The second tier (middle roof)
    The third tier (top roof) and pinnacle
    Roofing
    Illumination
    The pinnacle (gaju)
    Restoration and placement of the historical idol
    by the University of Applied Art Vienna
    Consecreation of the new idol

    Niels Gutschow

    Gutschow was born in 1941 in Hamburg, and currently lives in Abtsteinach, Germany and Bhaktapur, Nepal. He is an honorary professor at the University of Heidelberg, South Asia Institute. 

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