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Singular Architecture

Local influence
Sorry for the inconvenience, needs to be translated from French to English. Coming soon... Architecture vernaculaire : utilisation fonctionnelle de l'espace Le plan de la maison traditionnelle obéit à des règles strictes de structuration de l'espace. Quel que soit le type de maison (...)
Religious architecture
The styles of these Laotian Sanctuaries are determined by their positions in the community and the layout of the roofs : the vihans (sanctuaries) with circular naves, nearly all situated in the area of Luang Prabang, are in the style of this province. For the others, it is possible to (...)
Vocabulary of civilian architecture
Sorry for the inconvenience, this article is not yet translated. Will come soon... Hong Ce mot définit précisément en construction une travée, distance entre deux poteaux, mot utilisé en général pour les façades longitudinales. Il sert d'unité de mesure pour les maisons. La dimension d'une (...)
Foreign influence
Most of the administration buildings were built between 1910 and 1925. Their particular appearance is due to a Metropolitan style, which has been adapted to the climate, especially roofs, verandas, ventilation systems …. Besides this architecture representative of colonial (...)
Iconography and Statues
Images of Buddha Very often, art historians have classified statues of the Laotian Buddha according to artistic styles determined in Thailand. Neighbouring Khmer and Thai arts have had a certain influence on Laotian sculpture, but Lao artists have managed to absorb these influences (...)
Vocabulary for religious architecture
The wat, where the religious community lives, obeys a specific organization linked to religious rituals. The wats group together the oldest buildings in the town, whether they be buildings to do with the Buddhist cult (that, library, chapel …) or buildings used as living quarters. The (...)
Architectural Influences
Sorry for the inconvenience, needs to be translated from French to English. Coming soon... Architecture vernaculaire : utilisation fonctionnelle de l'espace Le plan de la maison traditionnelle obéit à des règles strictes de structuration de l'espace. Quel que soit le type de maison (...)
Religious Art
The styles of these Laotian Sanctuaries are determined by their positions in the community and the layout of the roofs : the vihans (sanctuaries) with circular naves, nearly all situated in the area of Luang Prabang, are in the style of this province. For the others, it is possible to (...)
Specific vocabulary
Sorry for the inconvenience, this article is not yet translated. Will come soon... Hong Ce mot définit précisément en construction une travée, distance entre deux poteaux, mot utilisé en général pour les façades longitudinales. Il sert d'unité de mesure pour les maisons. La dimension d'une (...)