Miércoles, 20 de junio. Sala de conferencias, 18:00
Conferencia del Profesor Jean-Claude Margueron
Director emérito de la École Pratique des Hautes Études
*Idioma francés sin traducción simultánea
Instituto de Lenguas y Culturas del Mediterráneo (CSIC)Salto de línea Centro de Estudios del Próximo OrienteSalto de línea Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad
In ancient Mesopotamia, the architect was faced to two series of difficulties: 1) the nature of the construction material viz. earth, of which almost every building was made, its fragile condition and its instability; and 2) the presence of humidity that is more important than it seems (rains, floodings, water table).
In order to successfully carry out his projects and ensure the lasting sustainability of cities, the architect needed to find technical solutions to the weakness of earth architecture. The choices he made prove his remarkable competence.