TIMBERED BUILDINGS - TRADITION AND TODAY
Timber is the primary and basic building material used for construction of dwellings in the Czech Republic. It was used in the form of round timber, balks, boards, and roofing. Timber buildings have been maintained mainly as a part of country settlement. Nowadays, farmsteads as well as single timber houses are used mostly for recreation. The timber buildings were influenced by their long-term development and regional customs. The site of the houses as well as their ground plan always depended on financial possibilities of the owners and on changing rules. In the present, the residential houses cannot be built in the same way. When comparing individual structures, used materials and their processing, we can gain the knowledge of principal differences between the timbered buildings from the past and the contemporary ones. We must proceed to the monuments, their repairs, or reconstructions in a different way. Those buildings should be repaired in the way of a scientific reconstruction with respect to their use. Architectural expression, mass, detail and material processing of new timbered houses should correspond to the neighbouring housing and environment.
Marie Badurikova, Muzeum Novojicinska, 28. rijna 12, 741 11 Novy Jicin, Czech Republic
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