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Timber framing

Timber framing (German: Fachwerk) is the method of creating structures using heavy timbers jointed together with various joints. It is an architectural style common in Germany, France, the UK and Holland.

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Connected Sites

  • Albi: numerous medieval and 15th and 16th century houses which reflect a new period of wealth and growth for the city. They blend brick, timber framing, stone, and rendering together harmoniously (AB ev)
  • Bamberg
  • Churches of Peace: the largest timber-framed religious buildings in Europe
  • Guimarães: taipa de rodízio, a half-timbered structure, which mixed granite with a structure in timber and a filling of sun-dried brick, using clay mortar (AB ev)
  • Hahoe and Yangdong: "The villages were located to provide both physical and spiritual nourishment from their surrounding landscapes. They include the residences of the head families, together with substantial timber framed houses of other clan members." - AB Document
  • Hollókö: "traditional techniques of Palocz rural architecture: half-timbered houses on a stone base with roughcast white-washed walls" (AB ev)
  • Maulbronn Monastery: The outbuildings of the former monastery comprise both stone and timber-framed buildings; the latter are mostly from the 16th-18th centuries, although often incorporating substantial remains of the medieval buildings that they replaced. (AB ev)
  • Mount Wutai: Nanchan temple is China's oldest standing timber-frame building (wiki)
  • Pompei: Opus craticium Link
  • Provins: The Upper Town is characterized by the small houses built from stone and timber-framed construction (AB ev)
  • Quedlinburg: many buildings in the historic town
  • Rammelsberg and Goslar: Goslar
  • Reichenau: Hohes Haus
  • Safranbolu Link
  • Strasbourg: Petite-France quarter
  • Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  • Visby: many houses in old town
  • Wartburg Castle: The Knights' House on the western side of the drawbridge is half-timbered (wiki), as well as the Elisabethengang, Eseltreiberstäbchen, Margarethengang, Nürnberger Erker and the Vogtei

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