Understanding and Managing the Constructive Characteristics of Vernacular Architecture. Two raw earth houses

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Abstract

In this paper a methodology will be presented to investigate and document the constructive characteristics of two raw earth houses: artifacts that belong to the vernacular architecture. The comprehension, analysis and documentation of these architectures presents several problems mainly linked to the impossibility of using a predefined method, because the difficulties relating to each artifact and its characteristics, to particular geographic, cultural and social situations, are unique. To understand and document the constructive features it was decided to realize a three-dimensional digital reconstruction of the two artifacts, using 3D modeling software. Subsequently several graphic works have been elaborated (technological breakdown, sheets with detailed information about the materials, used constructive techniques, etc), useful in managing a recovery or maintenance project.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputation and Performance
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 31st eCAADe Conference
EditorsRudi Stouffs, Sevil Sariyildiz
Place of PublicationDelft, The Netherlands
Pages435-444
Number of pages10
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event31st Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe Conference: Computation and Performance - Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 18 Sep 201320 Sep 2013
Conference number: 31
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Conference

Conference31st Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe Conference
Abbreviated titleeCAADe
CountryNetherlands
CityDelft
Period18/09/1320/09/13
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    Di Mascio, D. (2013). Understanding and Managing the Constructive Characteristics of Vernacular Architecture. Two raw earth houses. In R. Stouffs, & S. Sariyildiz (Eds.), Computation and Performance: Proceedings of the 31st eCAADe Conference (Vol. 2, pp. 435-444). Delft, The Netherlands.