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TitlePreservation of vernacular schist masonry farm walls
Author(s)Barroso, Carlos E.
Oliveira, Daniel V.
Ramos, Luís F.
KeywordsVernacular architecture
Issue date2015
PublisherCRC Press
CitationBarroso, C. E., Oliveira, D. V., & Ramos, L. F. (2015). Preservation of vernacular schist masonry farm walls. Paper presented at the Vernacular Architecture: Towards a Sustainable Future - Proceedings of the International Conference on Vernacular Heritage, Sustainability and Earthen Architecture.
Abstract(s)This paper complements the information presented at the CIAV2013 on vernacular build- ings in northern Portugal, and addresses the topic of masonry walls in the rural areas of the northwestern Portuguese coastline. These walls are structural schist masonry constructions, built using ancient tech- niques and locally available resources. The result is a territory built for agricultural exploration, and a landscape imprinted with past social hierarchies and structures. Using the information gathered by the fieldwork study, the paper will present studies on masonry walls with different morphologies, construction materials and building techniques employed. The information presented aims to contribute to enlighten researchers and technicians about these building specificities, to increase the scarce available literature about schist’s potential as construction material, and to enhance the importance of the cultural value of this particular kind of heritage.
TypeConference paper
AccessOpen access
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