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Log building

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Log building

Log buildings and structures can be categorized as historic and modern. A diverse selection of their forms and styles with examples of architectural elements is discussed in the following articles.

  • Log cabin - a rustic dwelling
  • Log home - a style and method of building a quality house
  • Izba - a type of Russian peasant house, often of log construction. The Cabin of Peter the Great is based on an izba.
  • Crib barn - a type of barn built using log cribs
  • Some barns are log barns such as the earliest of the Pennsylvania barn types.
  • Blockhouse, garrison house - some blockhouse or garrison house structures are tightly fitted timber or stacked plank construction buildings to help withstand an attack.
  • Azekurazukuri - a Japanese style of building using triangular log construction
  • Some granarys (raccard, stabbur, hórreo) are of log or plank construction.
  • The Upper Lusatian house, also called Umgebinde in German, combines timber framing and log building
  • Wooden churches in Ukraine - log buildings are the norm south and east of Germany and many of the churches are recognized world heritage sites.
  • Corner post construction sometimes called post-and-plank - this construction method blurs the line between timber framing and log construction with a frame infilled with logs or planks to form the walls.
  • Timber dam - timber crib dams are used to dam rivers.
  • Zakopane Style architecture – inspired by the regional art of Poland’s highland region known as Podhale uses log construction.
  • Hogan - this Native American dwelling evolved to be built of logs.
  • Chalet - Originally a dwelling-barn-house type farmhouse typically of timber construction (blockbau)
  • Black Forest house - traditional farmhouse type of timber construction
  • Octagonal churches in Norway are of log construction, some dating from the 17th century
  • For Finnish and German language users see the special type of Finnish log church construction called Tukipilarikirkko or Stützpfeilerkirche
  • References

    Log building Wikipedia


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