Survey of the Facade Walls of Existing Adobe Buildings

Dora Silveira, Humberto Varum, Aníbal Costa, Célia Neto
2016 International Journal of Architectural Heritage  
Adobe construction was very common in Aveiro district, Portugal, until the middle of the 20th century. At present, there are still many adobe buildings in use, a significant percentage of which have social, cultural, and architectural value. Many of these buildings, however, are in a poor state of conservation. The existing problems are partially the result of a lack of knowledge about the materials and building systems traditionally used. To contribute to this knowledge, a visual and
more » ... l inspection of the facade walls of twenty one adobe buildings located in Anadia, Murtosa, and Aveiro municipalities, in Aveiro district, was conducted. This article presents a description and analysis of the construction details, common defects, and state of conservation of the facade walls studied. This work aims to contribute with preliminary information that may help support the preservation and rehabilitation of existing adobe buildings. ARTICLE HISTORY
doi:10.1080/15583058.2016.1154114 fatcat:yrgtstdjuncznagmksl6akhh4q