Regional Distinctiveness of Earthen Structures: Construction Techniques and Conservation Approaches. A Comparison of Mudwall/Cob Buildings in Perthshire – Scotland and Normandy – France.

Rodrigues, Chenelle Fatima (2015) Regional Distinctiveness of Earthen Structures: Construction Techniques and Conservation Approaches. A Comparison of Mudwall/Cob Buildings in Perthshire – Scotland and Normandy – France. Masters thesis, The University of Edinburgh. [Thesis]

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Abstract (in English)

Earth is the most basic construction material, indigenous to many parts of the world and interestingly, regionally diverse and distinct. Over the centuries, lack of understanding made its use in building obsolete. Fortunately, earth buildings, in the current, modern times have begun being recognised for their durability and sustainability. In conserving the earth building tradition various methods are being adopted. While most efforts are being directed towards material understanding, extent of intervention and technical repairs, there is little insight into traditional habits that naturally conserved these buildings. Such aspects imbibe in conservation today, can make the practice better and simpler.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
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Rodrigues, Chenelle Fatima
chenelle.rodrigues@gmail.com
Languages: English
Keywords: Earth buildings; Heritage conservation; Historic preservation; Tangible and intangible; Architecture; architecture en terre; building techniques
Subjects: C.ARCHITECTURE > 02. Building typologies
C.ARCHITECTURE > 03. Styles of architecture
C.ARCHITECTURE > 04. Building materials
C.ARCHITECTURE > 05. Building techniques
C.ARCHITECTURE > 06. Structures of buildings
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 02. Theory and doctrinal texts
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 05. Sites
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 12. Techniques
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 09. Social and economic aspects of conservation
F.SCIENTIFIC TECHNIQUES AND METHODOLOGIES OF CONSERVATION > 14. Comparative analysis
F.SCIENTIFIC TECHNIQUES AND METHODOLOGIES OF CONSERVATION > 25. Heritage documentation
F.SCIENTIFIC TECHNIQUES AND METHODOLOGIES OF CONSERVATION > 47. Social surveys
G.DETERIORATION > 02. Causes of deterioration
G.DETERIORATION > 04. Effects of deterioration
G.DETERIORATION > 05. Prevention of deterioration
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 06. Cultural landscapes
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 15. Human settlements
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 17. Intangible cultural heritage
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 27. Vernacular architecture
F.SCIENTIFIC TECHNIQUES AND METHODOLOGIES OF CONSERVATION > 29bis. Landscape Surveys
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 02. Oral traditions and expressions (including language)
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 04. Social practices, rituals and festive events
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 05. Traditional craftsmanship
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 06. Knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe
P. GEOGRAPHIC AREAS > 05. Europe
Q. LANDSCAPES > 14. Vernacular Landscapes
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Perthshire, Scotland, UK; Normandy, France; Parc Naturel Régional des Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin, France
Number of Pages: 134
Depositing User: Ms Chenelle Fatima Rodrigues
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2022 22:23
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2022 22:23
URI: https://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/2575

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