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Modern Earth Buildings by M Krayenhoff, R Lindsay, M Hall

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16

Conservation of historic earth buildings

G. Calabrese,     Architect, Australia

Abstract:

The first part of the chapter outlines the initial analysis and study of the earth-walled city of Diriyah in the Atturaif region of Saudi Arabia. It discusses what lessons can be learnt from this example, including the different climatic issues and the importance of site maintenance. The second part of the chapter discusses the restoration of ‘Casa Patacca’ in the Abruzzo region of Italy.

Key words

earth buildings

Atturaif

earth conservation

adobe

massone

earthen plaster

earthen techniques

traditional earth architecture

sustainable architecture

16.1 Introduction

Historic cities need to be able to adapt to modern living if they are to continue ...

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