Friday, 6 June 2014

Mills as an Example of Vernacular Architecture

The mills are examples of vernacular architecture. The main feature of this architecture is its design and materials.


The plan of the building are regular and the vertical layering of the building allow two different customs: at the ground floor, the equipment of the mills; at the next on the upper floors floors, the house of the miller.


Material, such as stone, wood or brick, enhance the personality of this architecture.


The mills are constructed from load bearing walls arranged in two or three bays, which It's create small and high spaces (between 3-4 meters). These space are separated with subdivided by wooden floors. Another main feature of this architecture are the mono-pitched or pitched roof.


However, the element that makes special this kind of architecture special is the water. Coming through the irrigation canal, and going through the mill.


Laura L√≥pez 

The mills are examples of vernacular architecture. The main feature of this architecture is its design and materials.

The plan of the building are regular and the vertical layering of the building allow two different customs: at the ground floor, the equipment of the mills; at the next floors, the house of miller.

Material, as stone, wood or brick, enhance the personality of this architecture.

The mills are constructed from load bearing walls arranged in two or three bays. It's create small and high spaces (between 3-4 meters). Those space are separated with wooden floors. Another main feature of this architecture are the mono-pitched or pitched roof.

However, the element that make special this kind of architecture is the water. Come through the irrigation canal, and go through the mill.

1 comment:

  1. Laura, I'm sorry that I hadn't the chance to read this before Friday. It is a very interesting piece, concise yet clear. You talk about the materials, the form, and the poetry. Perhaps the only thing missing was the context; where the mills can be found and the age of them. But well done, thanks for writing about this interesting topic.

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