Experimental vernacular structure, Lipica 2012

Benko, Andreja (2012) Experimental vernacular structure, Lipica 2012. AR, Architecture, Research, XIII (2+3). pp. 36-39. ISSN 1581-6974 [Article]

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A dry-stone wall constructed from stones without mortar to bind them is a track of hands led by intellect and driven by a strong will to survive. A wall is a culture. The workshop’s task was to learn the language of the stone walls which stand as mute witnesses to people and their culture. The collecting of the stone is what matters; it entails a search for suitable stones to use at the location itself (in the case of the Lipica 2012 workshop, this was not necessary, because the stone was donated by the Port of Koper - although the stone most suitable for building had to be selected). Once the building element has been selected, we try to adjust it as much as our hands and physical power allow. With a suitable position found, we meticulously fill it with gravel. The small house walls are about 50 cm thick. In the end, the most important element of the small house is the roof. When building structures without mortar i.e. using circular overhangs of layers, called corbelling, we have to build the roof in a specific manner. The roof is simultaneously built from inside out; the chief builder is inside, as from here all the gaps and joints of the covering stones - škrlji - can be seen.

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Benko, Andrejaandreja.benko@fa.uni-lj.si
Corporate Authors: University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Architecture
Languages: Slovenian
Keywords: Vernacular Architecture; Workshops; stone; built heritage; building materials; building techniques; chalets; slovenia
Subjects: C.ARCHITECTURE > 04. Building materials
C.ARCHITECTURE > 05. Building techniques
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: Lipica, Slovenia
Volume: XIII
Number: 2+3
ISSN: 1581-6974
Depositing User: dr. Domen Zupancic
Date Deposited: 21 May 2013 12:29
Last Modified: 21 May 2013 12:29
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/1363

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