From spiral to helical stairs: Santa Cruz la Real and Santiago Apóstol approaches

Benítez Hernández, Patricia and Valiente López, Mercedes (2014). From spiral to helical stairs: Santa Cruz la Real and Santiago Apóstol approaches. In: "REHAB 2014 : Proceedings of the International Conference on Preservation, Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Historical Buildings and Structures", 19-21 Mar 2014, Tomar (Portugal). ISBN 978-989-8734-02-0. pp. 553-561.

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Title: From spiral to helical stairs: Santa Cruz la Real and Santiago Apóstol approaches
Author/s:
  • Benítez Hernández, Patricia
  • Valiente López, Mercedes
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: REHAB 2014 : Proceedings of the International Conference on Preservation, Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Historical Buildings and Structures
Event Dates: 19-21 Mar 2014
Event Location: Tomar (Portugal)
Title of Book: REHAB 2014 : proceedings of the International Conference on Preservation, Maintenance and rehabilitation of Historical Buildings and Structures
Date: 2014
ISBN: 978-989-8734-02-0
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Faculty: E.T.S. de Edificación (UPM)
Department: Tecnología de la Edificación
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

In the late 15th and the early 16th centuries different styles coexisted in Spain. Amongst them, the predominant one was the late Gothic Architecture. This paper focuses on the helical staircase as one of the more representative elements of this style. It analyses the geometric and constructive configuration of (i) the stair located in the church apse of the Monasterio de Santa Cruz la Real in Segovia and (ii) the one located in the tower of Santiago Apóstol Church in Villa del Prado. As will be shown, both are examples of seemingly intermediate steps between the spiral and the helical staircases. Our purpose, is to contribute to the knowledge about the way this type of circular staircases were built and gain a better understanding of the process followed by the stonemasonry masters. Both aspects are essential to provide a solid foundation for the preservation of this type of Heritage.

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Item ID: 41569
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/41569/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:41569
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 05 Jun 2017 11:16
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2017 11:16
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