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Table 2

Technological factors in building traditional Tibetan dwellings in Shangri-La.

Building techniques Using functions Architectural forms and space performance
Thick rammed earth as the outer wall Traditional building materials with good thermal performance The wall thickness is reduced from bottom to top, forming a “T” battered shape.
Three-layer soil-and-wood structure Atria are designed for ventilation and heat dissipation. The bottom layer for raising livestock; the medium layer for living; the upper layer for scripture hall and storage
Semi-open attic floor Ventilation and heat dissipation Indoor and outdoor spatial switching and connection
Large window and door openings Ventilation and heat dissipation Door and window shapes and decorative of traditional Tibetan dwellings
Flat rammed-earth roof For dying grain and roofing activities Flattened form

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