La técnica constructiva del cob. Pasado, presente y futuro
The cob building technique. Past, present and future

L. Watson, K. McCabe
2011 Informes de la Construccion  
Cob, an ancient earth building technique has given rise to hundreds of thousand buildings across Europe for centuries. It has a very distinct appearance of substantial organic walls punctuated with small apertures whose windows and doors are set back to create deep reveals. Traditionally protected by thatched roofs, these vernacular buildings make an important contribution to local identity. Cob buildings still survive and continue to be occupied in many European countries including France,
more » ... cluding France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Czech Republic and England (1). Following a description of the cob technique, this paper will present a brief overview of the history of cob in Devon, a county in South West England. Recent English cob buildings will be introduced with a discussion of the potential of this earth building technique for future architecture. 113.101
doi:10.3989/ic.10.018 fatcat:lzh4cgxsqjehdegq4gksojqqd4