House of the Pyrenees

The typical houses of the Aragonese Pyrenees are the result of an adaptation to the terrain and the available materials, the climate and the function that they had to develop.

This specifically is from the 19th century and has now been converted into an ethnological museum.

The houses in this area usually use construction materials such as stone and masonry to build the walls and stone slabs for the roofs.

Outside, its enormous chimneys stand out, very often circular and finished by a conical top, which can take on very peculiar shapes.


3 thoughts on “House of the Pyrenees

  1. I like this very much — buildings from a time when they, almost literally, grew out of their own terrain, because they were built from the immediately available materials. Even in a relatively new city like Toronto (Ontario, Canada) that was the case. In the late 19th & early 20th centuries, the early brick buildings of the emerging small city all came from the Don Valley Brick Works, which made its bricks from the clay of that river valley as it ran on down into Lake Ontario.

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