Dry wall, Kras 2011

Zupančič, Domen (2012) Dry wall, Kras 2011. AR Architecture, Research, XIII (2+3). pp. 80-83. ISSN ISSN 1581-6974 [Article]

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Despite the modesty of hiska, they show a simple understanding of corbelling technique. One could say they are all examples of human landscape cultivation. Although there is no evident common line when comparing all types of hiska, the cunning eye may observe one shared feature: the positioning of the entrance. More or less all the documented shelters have south or southwestern facing entrances. The burja is a cold northerly wind; from the south (Adriatic Sea) the winds are warmer. When resting, the setting sun is taken as a sign of the ending of the working day and a reward for the whole day’s efforts. Entrances are the only openings to these structures, and they should serve as well as possible - to watch over the crops, to wait when hunting, to enjoy the calm of evening light, to breathe the sea wind. The syntax of the architectural language of layering stone and shaping the pattern of the landscape remain an inventive realisation of spatial ideas from the past until today. Not only ideas of shaping space - these ideas are basic interventions in the natural habitat which contribute to survival. Culture and an awareness of its values are the origins of local development and reasonable heritage preservation. The next step are tutorial days with workshops on how to build dry stone structures, walls and other stone architecture, as the DSWA organisation in the UK is doing.

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Zupančič, Domendomen.zupancic@fa.uni-lj.si
Languages: Slovenian
Keywords: Vernacular Architecture; Workshops; architectural heritage; built heritage; stone; slovenia
Subjects: C.ARCHITECTURE > 05. Building techniques
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 27. Vernacular architecture
L.PRESENTATION AND TRANSMISSION OF HERITAGE > 05. Dissemination
L.PRESENTATION AND TRANSMISSION OF HERITAGE > 07. Education
P.GEOGRAPHIC AREAS > 05. Europe
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Kras, Slovenia
Volume: XIII
Number: 2+3
ISSN: ISSN 1581-6974
Depositing User: dr. Domen Zupancic
Date Deposited: 21 May 2013 12:24
Last Modified: 21 May 2013 12:31
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/1362

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