Cob wall rendering

A presentation of traditional wall rendering and construction made from cob, in a village in the Baragan Prairie in southeastern Romania. The cob is a traditional building material in the prairiei areas, made from clay, horse or cow manure, chopped straw, mixed with water and is an excellent construction and insulation compound.

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My aim, through this series of blog articles, is to inspire appreciation of the historic houses of Romania and Southeast Europe, a virtually undiscovered, but fascinating chapter of world architectural history and heritage.

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If you have a historic house project in Romania or other country in Southeast Europe, I would be delighted to advise you in aspects pertaining to its architectural history and ways to preserve as much as possible from its period fabric and aesthetics in the course of restoration or renovation works, or to counsel you with specialist consultancy work related to that project. To discuss your particular plan please see my contact details in the Contact page of this website.

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