The presence of Spanish builders in Peru during the sixteenth century began the use of innovative construction techniques in the Andes. It was soon observed that these techniques did not support frequent seismic phenomena of high magnitudes very common in these lands. The master builders studied Andean technology and adapted Spanish architecture to the seismic characteristics of the new territory in the face of the persistent damage caused by earthquakes in their buildings. The present work analyzes the constructive characteristics of the buildings built in the central Andes of Peru, as a result of a constructive miscegenation to improve the performance of their structures, from the architectural survey and the analysis of the tower built with adobe in the church of San Cristobal in Huanuco-Peru.
|Translated title of the contribution
|Andean and Spanish technology: Constructive characteristics of the adobe tower in the colonial church of San Cristobal de Huanuco, Peru
|Informes de la Construccion
|Published - 2020