In the late sixteenth century made their appearance in Castile the planked timber techniques for building domes and vaults. In the two centuries to come it will build innumerable planked timber vaults in Castile. Many of these were subsequently lost as a result of fires, wars and even restorations that removed them, leaving another wooden roof of greater antiquity. This paper tries to show the construction characteristics of these vaults from the perspective of their descriptions in archival documents, architectural treatises and cases observed. It also aims to establish considerations for studying their structural behaviour.
|Translated title of the contribution
|Wooden vaults: Construction characteristics and structural considerations of the planked timber vaults built in castile
|Number of pages
|Informes de la Construccion
|Published - 2013