WIT Press


Restoration Problems Of Historical Stone Buildings In Central Greece

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR990601

Volume

42

Pages

8

Published

1999

Size

1,668 kb

Author(s)

M. Karaveziroglou-Weber, E. Stavrakakis

Abstract

There are approximately registered 3000 historical stone buildings in Central Greece (in villages as well as in monasteries). All of them are of considerable age (i.e. their age is over hundred years) and many are masterpieces of the Greek architecture in past centuries. Their common structure is a two storey building with stone masonry walls and wooden floors, balconies, roofs as well as frames of windows and doors. Unfortunately most of these buildings suffer from lack of maintenance. The abandoning of most of them, particularly in the last fifty years, together with the influence of the climate conditions (windstorms, strong rainfalls, frequent snow- falls during winter) contributed to the aggravation of the state of these buildings, although many of them still remain in g

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