HOUSING REPORT: Traditional Nawari house in Kathmandu Valley

This housing report looks at housing typologies in Nepal, with a focus on traditional Nawari houses in the Kathmandu Valley.

The traditional newari house is usually of rectangular plan shape and developed over three storey's. The depth of the plan is usually about six meters with façades of various widths but most commonly between 4 to 8 meters (see also Korn 1976, and NSET-Nepal 2000). The organisation of the house is usually vertical, over 3 storey's, with a spine wall running through the height, creating front and back rooms.