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Architect Vernacular
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Location Alberobello, Italy
Building Type handmade houses
 Construction System stone masonry with conical vaults
Climate mediterranean
Context village or rural
Style Rural Italian Vernacular
Notes see Ed Allen, Stone Shelters. Vernacular


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Sources on Trulli Houses

Edward Allen. Stone Shelters. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1969. exterior photo of street scene, f30, p114. exterior photo of plastered dome, f10, p94. aerial photo of town, f28, p112. exterior photo of building in disrepair showing construction, f2, p86.

Francis D. K. Ching. Architecture: Form, Space, and Order. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1979. ISBN 0-442-21535-5. LC 79-18045. NA2760.C46. plan and section, p216. see also, Trulli farmhouse plan and section p232, and exterior perspective drawing, p375. — A nice graphic introduction to architectural ideas. Updated 1996 edition available at

Donald Corner and Jenny Young. Slide from photographer's collection. PCD.2260.1012.1841.077

Sybyl Moholy-Nagy. Native Genius in Anonymous Architecture. Horizon Press Inc, 1957. diagrammatic section, p28, plate3.

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at  Find books about Trulli Houses


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