Ibo Island in the Quirimbas Archipelago. An Architectural Heritage Within a Natural Heritage

Berti, Maurizio (2019) Ibo Island in the Quirimbas Archipelago. An Architectural Heritage Within a Natural Heritage. Conservation Science in Cultural Heritage, Vol. 1 (19). pp. 251-266. ISSN 1973-9494/10672 [Article]

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This paper presents the method adopted in the study of Ibo, a small island of the Quirimbas Archipelago in northern Mozambique. Ibo is part of a larger study, begun in 2004 which is still ongoing. In the first phase, the author's attention was focused on the restoration of the historic architecture built with coral limestone. But very soon it became evident that it was necessary to study the context in which these coral architectures were built. After a few years of careful observation, it was apparent that coral stone architecture is strongly conditioned by the knowledge and conservation of the natural environment in which it is built. And in the case of Ibo, the beauty of its heritage and its conservation lies in the delicate balance between architecture and nature.

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Berti, Maurizio
maurizio.berti100@gmail.com
Languages: English
Keywords: Ibo; Architectural Heritage; Natural heritage; Coral Stone
Subjects: E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 06. Cultural Landscapes
D.URBANISM > 03. Town and country planning
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 01. Generalities
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 07. Management
F.SCIENTIFIC TECHNIQUES AND METHODOLOGIES OF CONSERVATION > 01. Generalities
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Ibo Island, Mozambique; Quirimbas Archipelago, Mozambique
Volume: Vol. 1
Number: 19
ISSN: 1973-9494/10672
Depositing User: PhD, MArch Maurizio Berti
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2021 17:42
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2021 17:42
URI: https://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/2526

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