What is the main reason for Thai traditional house to raise the floor in high level?
Traditional Thai houses have been built with an elevated ground floor to avoid flooding. When the water rises, the elevated floor helps protect the living space from not only water but also the many creatures which come with the flooding.
What is the main characteristic or Thai northern house?
Thai houses usually feature a bamboo or wooden structure, raised on stilts and topped with a steep gabled roof.
What is Thai architecture?
Characteristics of Thai architecture include steeply-sloping tile roofs with up turned edges, open air spaces and lush gardens. Stupas are bell-shaped, similar to the Sri-Lankan style. Sometimes Thai architecture is best appreciated for its details.
What is the distinctive feature in Lanna’s house?
The most distinctive feature of a Lanna house is the Ka-Lae from which it’s name is derived. These are V shaped extensions to the gable ends that point skyward by about a meter and are intricately carved.
What are the advantages of building a house on stilts?
Stilt houses are very common in most coastal and subtropical regions like Florida. Some of the benefits are opening up the view, giving stability on unstable land, protecting against floods, and helping with ventilation.
Are houses built on stilts safe?
Homes built on stilts or pilings can sustain damage even without exposure to storm surge and flooding. Admittedly, much of the damage to stilts or pilings we see is because of repeated water exposure, but there are other causes. The two primary types of stilts found in our area are pressure treated wood or concrete.