Earth Architecture of South Morocco: Problems of Conservation

Michon, Jean-Louis (1987) Earth Architecture of South Morocco: Problems of Conservation. In: Old cultures in new worlds. 8th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium. Programme report - Compte rendu. US/ICOMOS, Washington, pp. 961-968. [Book Section]

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The lean structures of South Morocco present some unique characteristics with regard to the antiquity and simplicity of the building techniques used by the local "masters", their adaptation to the harsh climatic conditions of the Atlas mountains and PreSaharian valleys, their blending into the environment, the harmony of their volumes, proportions and decorative elements and the efficiency with which they meet the community and individual needs of the users: defense, grouping by social or ethnic affinity, religious practice, economic functions linked to the oasis way of life.

Item Type: Book Section
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Michon, Jean-LouisUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: architectural heritage; earth architecture; historic monuments; fortifications; typology; threats; deterioration; conservation of architecture; South Morocco
Subjects: C.ARCHITECTURE > 02. Building typologies
C.ARCHITECTURE > 04. Building materials
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 03. Monuments
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 1987, 8th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2011 07:57
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2011 07:57
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/801

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