Architecture of Lanzarote

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Architecture of Lanzarote
Architecture of Lanzarote
The oldest and most traditional homes are one level, usually with a courtyard in the center. The thick walls
 
retain the temperature inside all year, so in the winter and keeps heat in summer fresh. These houses were simple, rustic and meet the needs of the inhabitants of the island. The colors are white and green, white is the predominant color of the houses, works as a mirror to the sun's rays and the lack of green vegetation, Lanzarote's people often used volcanic stones in their buildings. The wealthiest could afford edges of cut stone from the quarry walls to be as thick, about 50 to 60 cm, were kept under its own weight, with a small amount of clay, the exteriors are covered with lime. the orientation of the houses are closed to the north wind and the houses in "L" or "U" is always opened to the south.
 

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