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"Cheap way of building?" DELETE Local Custom Tip by sim1

DELETE Local Customs: 16 reviews and 16 photos

  Pinnackes on the roof in Alberobello, Italy
by sim1

A logical explenation is this one : The limestone, a calcareous rock found in abundant stratification throughout the region, is easily separated into thin layers that can readily be shaped into crude bricks that don't require mortar when relayered. The dome design allows heat to rise, slightly cooling the living space, a significant factor in the region's brutal summer. Given that the area has long been impoverished, perhaps the design is nothing but good old ingenuity, a means of cheaply constructing homes and businesses with the materials at hand.

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  • Updated Jan 24, 2005
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