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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A core characteristic of the architectural style was to use the topography and existing materials of the land as part of the design. 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.

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. To quickly locate a specific topicsimply type its first few characters here. Integrated Outcrops and the Making of Place”. Without the wheel the stones were rolled up with wood beams on earth ramps.

Views Read Edit View history. The Incas inherited an architectural legacy from Tiwanakufounded in the construcckn century B. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Indians of South America.

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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. Includes bibliographical references p.


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

Pillow faced building was achieved by using fired adobe bricks. Incan architecture is the most significant pre-Columbian architecture in South America.

Inca architecture

Connect with Us Shop. In particular, Inca walls practiced mortarless masonry and used partially worked, irregularly shaped rocks to complement the organic qualities and diversity of the natural environment. The server is not responding at this time. 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 ollantaytmbo into the mosaic of polygonal masonry whereas you cannot recover a damaged rock in ashlar masonry.

University of Texas Print. The actual process of constructing the royal palaces served as an additional royal tactic of maintaining rule.

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Usually the walls of Incan buildings were slightly inclined inside and the corners were rounded. Architectural timeline History of construction.

Dependencies and other territories. The Inca built their cities with locally available materials, usually including limestone or granite.

A second major influence on Inca architecture came from the Wari culture, a civilization contemporary to Tiwanaku. Inca architecture and construction at Ollantaytambo. The Inca also used natural bedrock as their structural foundations to help keep the buildings stable.


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

Archaeological sites in Peru Inca Architectural history Architectural styles. University of Texas Press. Your filters Clear all The filters you select will appear here. Undo To quickly locate a specific topicsimply type its first few characters here. Inca employment and integration of the natural environment into their architecture played an essential role in their program of civilizational expansion and cultural imperialism. To cut these hard rocks the Inca used stone, bronze or copper tools, usually splitting the stones along the natural fracture lines.

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Another building method was called “pillow-faced” architecture. 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.

Archaeological sites in Peru.