Similarities and Differences in Barrel Vaults of Traditional and Stately Houses in the Historic Centre of Arequipa, Perú

Bustamante Montoro, Rosa (2006). Similarities and Differences in Barrel Vaults of Traditional and Stately Houses in the Historic Centre of Arequipa, Perú. In: "The Second International Congress on Construction History", 29/03/2006 - 02/04/2006, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 0-7017-0203-6.

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Title: Similarities and Differences in Barrel Vaults of Traditional and Stately Houses in the Historic Centre of Arequipa, Perú
Author/s:
  • Bustamante Montoro, Rosa
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: The Second International Congress on Construction History
Event Dates: 29/03/2006 - 02/04/2006
Event Location: Cambridge, UK
Title of Book: Proceedings of The Second International Congress on Construction History
Date: 2 April 2006
ISBN: 0-7017-0203-6
Volume: I
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: barrel valults, traditional houses, proportions
Faculty: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Department: Construcción y Tecnología Arquitectónica
UPM's Research Group: Análisis e Intervención en el Patrimonio Arquitectónico (AIPA)
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Abstract

The traditional architecture of the centre of the city of Arequipa has been analyzed by comparing floor-plans of houses from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in order to explain the reasons behind the arrangement of their constructional elements and the evolution of said elements and floor-plans. The historic centre of Arequipa, a city located in the South of Perú, South America (Latitude 16°23' South, Longitude 71 °31' West), is based on a ground plan from 1540 that was set during the city's Spanish foundation. It was declared Patrimony of the Humanity by UNESCO. The manorial architecture is widely known for its decorated fronts and one-of-a-kind designs, but its differences with respect to the popular architecture are not based exclusively on decorative aspects. Peru's colonial period finished around 1825, but the barrel-vault, construction style continued in Arequipa through 1868, when an earthquake destroyed the city. Thereafter, the vaults were replaced by roofs made of rails, with cinders made out of the lava stone. The stately houses belonged to the founding families who settled around the main square on forty nine blocks that formed a square-grid, street layout. Also belonging to this category are the houses of landlords and traders from post-colonial times.

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Item ID: 10721
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/10721/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:10721
Official URL: http://www.constructionhistory.co.uk
Deposited by: Prof. Rosa Bustamente Montoro
Deposited on: 23 Apr 2012 07:34
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 18:57
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