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Some buildings in konoha made of wood?

Discussion in 'Naruto Theories' started by YoYo, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. YoYo Turkish till I Die

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    I have been reading many theorys that the building of konoha are made of either metal or brick and mortar. But has it ever struck anyone that some of the buildings in konoha are made of wood?

    This is due to a number of reasons

    Formation

    Some of the buildings in konoha seem to be to to round edged and this is very hard to do, my dad was a famous builder until he died a few years ago, and when i showed him some of the buildings in the latest filler he agreed that there was no way they could have been built with a traditional stone structure, this is due to the structure of traditional building around the the time not having the technology nor the money to build such amazing building around that time. This was really only possible using such woods as banza wood and murkwood.

    Cost

    It is a well known fact that wooden buildings cost alot less to make than traditional caves. And in a village the size of konoha which is constantly expanding in population the very poor people might not have as much money as people who are richer than them. Think of all the people you have to pay in the process of building a building in a place such as konoha.
    A formal design team may be assembled to plan the physical proceedings, and to integrate those proceedings with the other parts. The design usually consists of drawings and specifications, usually prepared by a design team including architects, interior designers, civil engineers, cost engineers (or quantity surveyors), mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, and structural engineers.
    So after your average person has done all this they may not have time to actually come up with a fundamental amount of money for the actual building materials.
    Another factor that comes into effect is the recent commercial industry boom in konoha, many people would want to get up shops fast, and there is no faster way than getten up a wooden building as quick as is possible.

    Explosion of buildings

    As seen during both the anime and the manga, when the buildings of konoha are blowed up or destroyed, usually an enourmous amount of smoke is produced and fire is created. This kind of thing does not happen with buildings of a metal or stone structure, usually they either collapse into themselves or a short plume of dust appears above the destroyed building.

    Speed of rebuilding

    It is obvious that after the invasion of konoha arc that maybe building were in dire need of repair or to be rebuilt altogether. The fastest economical way to do this would to be to use wooden framed structures that can easily be put up with a 4x4 formation of heavy lifting workers to lift up the initial structure than build the rest of the house after that. This can be done most easily using a space frame.
    A space frame is a truss-like, lightweight rigid structure constructed from interlocking struts in a geometric pattern. Space frames usually utilize a multidirectional span, and are often used to accomplish long spans with few supports. They derive their strength from the inherent rigidity of the triangular frame; flexing loads (bending moments) are transmitted as tension and compression loads along the length of each strut.

    Fillers

    In filler episodes 197-202 we see that the villagers are doing alot of construction work around konoha to create new housing and rebuild buildings that were destroyed during the invasion of konoha. But if you look closely you can see that many of the buildings have wooden frames. If we look closely we can see this wood is a light yellow.
    Examination of the end of a log of many species reveals a darker-colored inner portion, called the heartwood or duramen, surrounded by a lighter-colored zone called the sapwood. In some instances this distinction in color is very marked; in others, the contrast is slight, so that it is not always easy to tell where one leaves off and the other begins. The color of fresh sapwood is always light, sometimes nearly white, but more often with a decided tinge of yellow or brown.
    With this in mind it seems only obvious that wooden patterning was used for making the new building in konoha.



    This is just a theory however, and I would also like to see what views other fans hold.
     
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  2. You're overanalyzing. Don't forget it's a manga, not real-life and it's prioritized demographic is the 10-15 core range, others higher or lower are just bonuses and aren't expected. Plus, most people that have enough time and nothing better to do then watch Naruto don't think about these things so Kishimoto doesn't have to create a reason for them.

    -MAYBE- Kishimoto has some "easter eggs" in the series but that's about it, nothing more.
     
  3. Wrath Mourning

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    And the true reason that Orochimaru wanted the First's powers is revealed.
     
  4. Sariachan shadowy_blue no neechan

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    Of course they are made of wood... mainly, at least. Did we really need this thread? -__-'


    P.S. I just read your comment, Wrath! XD
     
  5. Drainz master in training.

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    end of thread.. we have buildings of wood because of the one who built konoha.
     
  6. QuoNina Active Member

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    ^lolz @ wrath post (again).

    Nice text.

    And it's indeed very insightful and relevant to the story. It makes a huge difference when you look at the houses this way. Gosh remember the lesson from 3 little pigs !? That foreshadows the downfall of Konoha. And we never know if there are thousands of turmites in the blue-haired Akatsuki's hairpin. It might have been all planned. :wink
     
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    Of course they are. They live in a forested area, wood is plentiful and cheap and durable. Even in our modern age, wood is the single most common building component/material. Even when brick/mortar/concrete are also used, wood is frequently the framing material and will often be found as roofing (shingle) and interior (walls, floors) materal as well. You even see a bazillion buildings in konoha that clearly have planks of wood affixed to them in roofing overhangs and whatnot. Even where I live the 'adobe' buildings are really just wood frame construction with chicken wire and crap spray on cement filler painted over then that *look* like adobe.

    I'm sure some important structures might be solid cinderblock construction and the like, but even there you'll probably find wood framing as well for some parts.
     
  8. Radical Dreamer Let's hear some boots.

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    Cheap, mass-produced, cost-effective housing...my god, that man is evil genius! As a Sannin he was bad but can you imagine Orochimaru as your apartment's landlord? *shudder*
     
  9. kuchiyoseNOjutsu Badass

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    ^That is one scary thought!:(
     
  10. Wrath Mourning

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    No no no... The Big Bad Wolf blew the house down with a gust of wind. And who is learning to use wind as we speak?

    NARUTO WILL DESTROY KONOHA!!
     
  11. GSurge Brilliant Punk

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    Wait... what? :(
     
  12. FrostXian Messiah With An Attitude

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    And the winner is..
    He probably meant latest filler BACK THEN.
    ..or his dad is Hidan.
     
  13. DeepThought I See What You Did There...

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    Here's a hint.

    The buildings in Konoha are made of ink.
    It's not real.
    Don't overanalyze.
    Eat you vegetables.
     
  14. QuoNina Active Member

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    XD, that would certainly blow readers away.

    @Cynycyl, KWGoD ftw. :wink
     
  15. YoYo Turkish till I Die

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    Bump...i think after asuma death things are not as clear as they used to be....
     
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