Wooden, gypsum and cork floor in the Sicilian construction tradition

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This presentation deals with a part of a wider and more complex outline of the Sicilian construction tradition characterised by the presence of gypsum technologies. Gypsum is a very common material used in the island for the realisation of all building elements; its use is commonly spread throughout Sicily thanks to several and wide superficial out crops located in some parts of the island that makethis material very easy to find. This presentation is particularly focused on wooden and gypsum floors found and analysed during searches and surveys in the regional area. Outline on criteria for some consistent and appropriate consolidation and restoration interventions are here proposed.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteVernacular Architecture: Towards a Sustainable Future
Numero di pagine5
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2014

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