INCA ARCHITECTURE: THE FUNCTION OF A BUILDING IN RELATION TO ITS and Urubamba Valleys of Peru: Cuzco, Saqsaywaman, Ollantaytambo, and. Arquitectura y Construccion Inca en Ollantaytambo, Jean Pierre Protzen – Free download as PDF File .pdf) or read online for free. Arquitectura y Construccion. Jean Pierre Protzen is the author of Arquitectura Y Construcción Incas En Ollantaytambo ( avg rating, 2 ratings, 0 reviews, published ).

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Another building method was called “pillow-faced” architecture. Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name held October 19, March 4, at the Museo de Arte de Lima.

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Inca employment and integration of the natural arquiectura into their architecture played an essential role in their program of civilizational expansion and cultural imperialism.

This, in combination with masonry thoroughness, led Incan buildings to have a peerless seismic resistance thanks to high static and dynamic steadiness, absence of resonant frequencies and stress concentration points. Pillow faced building was achieved by using fired adobe bricks. Views Read Edit View history.

University of Texas Press. Visible marks of facture like stone bosses were made using rope; these elements demonstrated the artistic value of labor and the power of Inca rule.

Inca buildings were made out of fieldstones or semi-worked stone blocks and dirt set in mortar ; adobe walls were also quite common, usually laid over stone foundations. Originally published by Oxford University Press, in English, with title: The Incas would then sand large, finely shaped stones, and then they would fit the bricks and stones together in jigsaw like patterns.


According to Graziano Gasparini and Luise Margolies, Inca stonemasonry was inspired by the architecture of Tiwanakuan archaeological site in modern Bolivia built several centuries before the Inca Empire. Includes bibliographical references p. Only records with images. Though polygonal masonry may be aesthetically more impressive, the facture of ashlar masonry tends to be unforgiving to mistakes; if a corner is broken in the process it can be reshaped to fit into the mosaic of polygonal masonry whereas you cannot recover a damaged rock in ashlar masonry.

The Inca also used natural bedrock as their structural foundations to help keep the buildings stable. Without the wheel the stones were rolled up with wood beams on earth ramps.

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View record View record. The first two types were used on important buildings or perimeter walls while the last two were employed mostly on terrace walls and river canalization. All articles lacking reliable references Articles lacking reliable references from May Articles with Spanish-language external links.

Consists of a review of the most prominent architectural representations that are part of local heritage, assessing their functionality and relevance as objects for ceremonial use or prototypes ideal for construction, from an interdisciplinary study where disciplines converge architecture, archeology, and art history. Your filters Clear all The filters you select will appear here. View selections View selections.

The server is not responding at this time. This page was last edited on 19 Novemberat Dependencies and other territories. To cnstruccin these hard rocks the Inca used stone, bronze or copper tools, usually splitting the stones along the natural fracture lines. The actual process of constructing the royal palaces served as an additional royal tactic of maintaining rule.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Architecture of South America. The Inca built their consgruccin with locally available materials, usually including limestone or granite.

At Home with the Sapa Inca: As a solution, John Hyslop has argued that the Tiahuanaco stonemasonry tradition was preserved in the Lake Titicaca region in sites such as Tanka Tankawhich features walls resembling Inca polygonal masonry. Style and Status in an Inca Community.

The Incas also developed an extensive road system spanning most of the western length of the continent and placed their distinctive architecture along the way, thereby visually asserting their imperial rule along the frontier.

Museo de Arte de Lima. Inca architecture and construction at Ollantaytambo. Retrieved from ” https: Usually the walls of Incan buildings were slightly inclined inside and the corners were rounded. Water engineer Ken Wright estimates that 60 percent of the Constrjccin construction effort was underground. Contsruccin all selected 0. Thus it seems that ashlar may have been more greatly valued by the Inca, perhaps considered more difficult than polygonal “pillow-faced” masonry. The Incas inherited an architectural legacy from Tiwanakufounded in the 2nd century B.

Only records of objects on display. Architecture, Space, and Legacy at Chinchero. University of Iowa Press.