Old and New #Uzanbazar #assamtypehouse with rows of rooms. A favourite among PG and hostel owners. I remember house-hunting in these spaces looking for that one abandoned Assam type with a rugged tin roof (experiencing monsoon in these houses used to be a trip), now replaced by #reinforcedconcrete apartments. These houses are compact but like all cities #Guwahati has started expanding laterally every year. Restoring or expanding these houses meant that you would need more #FAR (floor area ratio). Home loans provided the much needed impetus for growth of #RCC structures in the cities even though construction of Assamtype structures is still being pursued in many districts of Assam especially for government buildings. I have heard that several #architects are experimenting with these structures making them a lot more spacious with materials such as #Bamboo (which was used earlier ever since the design evolved in the earlier 19th century).