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10.3.11 - October 3, 2011 Building with Stone, Clay, Brink...

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October 3, 2011 Building with Stone, Clay, Brink and Tile Paul Oliver: Dwellings as “theater of our lives” where major drams of birth, death, procreation, and recreation take place Way dwellings are part of community What is so great about stone? Durable – long shelf life Weather resistant Availability Malleable – can carve it Hard to attack Absorbs and radiates heat Private Permanence Local availability Stackable Terrace friendly Arch friendly Can be dry laid or mortared (filled) o Ex: Tikal Temple 1, Peten, Guatemala (700 AD) Trulli (corbelled) stone roofs Alberobello, Italy Originally no mortar used Domes could be dismantled overnight before tax collectors arrived o Landowners taxed by dwelling in 18 th century Now built on top of rectangular wall plan Trullisti: skilled artisan who repairs corbelled domes o Using cantilever Using Mortar Burning limestone to create cement for mortar (in Java, Indonesia)
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