Tuesday, August 23, 2011

F is for fachwerk house


F is for....Fachwerk House. Timber framing (German: Fachwerk literally "framework"), or half-timbering, is the method of creating structures using heavy timbers jointed by pegged mortise and tenon joints.(Source). This is a picture from last June in Germany, where I saw many of this type. The chosen one is, in addition, a so-called B├╝geleisenhaus (iron house), because its form resembles a domestic iron!  I found a more official picture here.  Brought to you by ABC Wednesday

27 comments:

  1. Liking the new look! The house is pretty and its amazing how many of this type there are around Germany.

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  2. I love your photo more! So beautiful and yep that area of Europe I just love (the houses).. :)

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  3. That is great looking house, very different from what I have seen.

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  4. very thin people live there? ;-)
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  5. What a unique looking house. I've never seen one quite like it before.

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  6. A beautiful house and strong too!! Something new to me!!

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  7. I always loved the timber framing of houses I saw in Germany! This house is so lovely and unique! Terrific capture for the F Day, Mar! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  8. Interesting house. Its so narrow. I love its "Old World" charm.

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  9. What a great word and shot for F. I hope you are having a good week so far.

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  10. WOW! No room to swing a....well you know!
    Jane x

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  11. How quaint!! I do wonder how anyone can live in something so narrow.

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  12. It's a style of architecture I often think of when I think of Europe...but I didn't know what it was called. Thanks!

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  13. Is the house really that narrow??? I like the look, though, but would need more room for myself. lol

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  14. Very unique!

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  15. I wouldn't have noticed it was shaped like an iron if you hadn't included that bit. I knew it was off, just wasn't sure why. Nice capture.

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  16. I always wondered what that kind of architecture was called. So cool. Fascinating!

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  17. Timbered buildings are so appealing. That they continue to stand after centuries is amazing.

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  18. This is a very beautiful shot. I love the vignetting effect.

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  19. Very familiar to me ! and I have also seen lots of these houses in the little villages or towns along the South East coast in England.

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  20. Wow does somebody really live in this house? I really love this photo. Very neat and thanks for the info.

    ABC Wed

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  21. It does look like an iron!
    Beautiful building.

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  22. I can see the Flatiron Building resemblance. We sometimes call these MacTudors here in the States, only because they are usually pretty flimsy here, and mostly vinyl! Thanks for stopping by my blog - I loved the pic and comments. Thx for including links, too, very educational! Peace, Amy Barlow Liberatore
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  23. I love this picture. It looks like something from a fairytale.

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  24. This is just too amazing!!! I love the concept, and I LOVE the architectural design.


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  25. Could be for Flowers as well;-)
    Wich are very common in these villages...

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