Character of constructive elements fit for façades in a vernacular ensemble

Wolff, Heinz (1981) Character of constructive elements fit for façades in a vernacular ensemble. In: Nessun futuro senza passato. 6th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium. Atti. ICOMOS, Roma, pp. 71-78. [Book Section]

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If you ask yourself, why the view on an old architecture is attractive even seen from nearby, you may find the following reasons for it: Each element, being a hadmoulded brick, a squared stone, a hewned timber, etc, differs more or less from its neighbour in surface, in contour, in proportion, in colour or in size. The forced juxtaposition of contrasting materials and forms of our time is more an affair for dogmatically minded people than a way to preserve the old atmosphere. The same may be worth for the third plane: the pavement of streets and squares.

Item Type: Book Section
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Wolff, HeinzUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: vernacular architecture; façades; building materials
Subjects: C.ARCHITECTURE > 04. Building materials
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 27. Vernacular architecture
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 1981, 6th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2011 16:31
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2011 16:31
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/819

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