Architecture represents the lives of the people in the times of civilization.
The indus valley people built three types of buildings – dwelling house
public buildings and public baths.
- Used permanent material on a large scale: In villages mud bricks were used with stone being used in foundations and drains. In cities, burnt bricks were used. In Kutch, stones were used on a large scale. Many layers of well-baked brick were laid out and then joined together using gypsum mortar.
- The bricks were laid in English bond style The bricks had standard ratio. There is no correlation between planning and size of the settlement.
- The towns were laid out in a carefully planned rectangular grid pattern, The roads ran in north-south and east-west direction and cut each other at right angles
- The big roads divided the city into a number of blocks, while the smaller lanes were used to connect the individual houses and apartments to the main roads.
- The city was divided into two parts : The Citadel and lower part