Materials and construction method of traditional masonry dwelling (Masia) in Catalonia, Spain

Naoyuki Koshiishi, Masayuki Irie, Yukio Komatsu

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Abstract

History of the traditional stone constructions, which are called Masia, in Catalonia, Spain dates back to the middle ages. Most of the remains were built from the 17th century downward and continue to exist as dwellings in farm area and other buildings afterre novation. This paper identifies the materials and construction methods of ancient Masia which are located at Fatxes area in Vandellos city, mainly focused on the masonry wall on the basis of the results from the interview with various professions, visual inspection and chemical analyses of the materials used in the objective Masia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)325-330
Number of pages6
JournalAIJ Journal of Technology and Design
Volume14
Issue number27
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jun 1

Keywords

  • Catalonia
  • Construction method
  • Masia
  • Masonry dwelling
  • Material
  • Spain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction

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