Download PDF by Willi Weber, Simos Yannas: Lessons from Vernacular Architecture

By Willi Weber, Simos Yannas

ISBN-10: 1844076008

ISBN-13: 9781844076000

The architectural group has had a robust and carrying on with curiosity in conventional and vernacular structure. Lessons from Vernacular Architecture takes classes at once from conventional and vernacular structure and gives them to the reader as counsel and proposal for brand new structures. the fitting technical and social strategies supplied through vernacular and conventional structure are analysed intimately. overseas case experiences specialize in environmental layout features of conventional structure in a vast diversity of weather conditions and development types.

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30). Their front was enclosed by masonry walls, frequently supporting the veranda of the next house up. 32). These are the best structures to withstand earthquakes, with the additional benefit of acting as free heating and cooling mechanisms due to the large thermal mass of earth. 31 Excavated houses are often separated into two or three rooms with narrow façades on a common yard 28 Thanos N. 33). 34). 35). 36). 37). 38). 34 Three-dimensional layout 30 Thanos N. 38 Rocks left on the excavated ceiling 32 Thanos N.

Ibid. 1 cubit = 50cm) Two-storey buildings could receive light on both sides without mutual deprivation. In addition, the width of a minor street was considered inadequate for trade and commerce, which usually employed donkeys, horses and camels for transport. 2). On the other hand, the privacy distance should not be exceeded because wider streets could be detrimental to the defence of the village and weaken the urban control exercised d by locals. This principle was still applicable where a narrower street might have benefits in terms of improved airflow.

27 Contemporary flat roofs disguised as vaults 26 Thanos N. Stasinopoulos Excavated shelters Santorini is one of the few places in Europe with troglodytes even today: the special properties of the ground, coupled with the necessity to economize on materials, led locals to excavate vaulted caves into the soft top layers of the volcanic ash. 30). Their front was enclosed by masonry walls, frequently supporting the veranda of the next house up. 32). These are the best structures to withstand earthquakes, with the additional benefit of acting as free heating and cooling mechanisms due to the large thermal mass of earth.

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