HOUSING REPORT: Pillar walaghar (URM infilled RC frame buildings)

This housing report looks at housing typologies in Nepal, with a focus on Pillar walaghar. This building type is widely constructed in the urban and semi-urban area of Nepal. It has all the characteristics of a vernacular building only with the exception that few of the construction materials are not local. It is one of the most emerging building typologies in Nepal. This is mostly non-engineered building typology. However, in urban areas sometimes competent structural engineers are also involved in the design