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The Amazing Art Of Living
Cliff Dwellings Dark Canyon in Utah. This Anasazi construction style with a perfectly window design formed by flat rocks at the bottom and top; and small flat rocks on the sides provide a magnificent view from the cliff to the wilderness of the canyon.
Pueblo people created distinctive structures for living, worshiping, defense, storage, and daily life. Modern world build similar construction homes designs, the incredible view of this property may increase financial value but for pueblo people the value was spiritual a step closer to the sky.
Impressive Mesa Verde Cliff Palace, almost invisible between the deep vegetation and the white sand at the face of the cliff. An architectural achievement of the southwestern Pueblo, that remind us our metropolitan cities in a smaller scale.
Great Houses – one type of dwelling for the ancient Pueblo, generally built on flat, sat independent of cliffs surrounded by walls. Similar concept to our Gated Communities today.
Pit Houses - Another type of dwelling most of the populations of the Southwest lived in, carefully dug rectangular or circular depressions in the earth with branch and mud adobe walls supported by log sized corner posts. This was a very creative architecture used, Pueblo people considered columns to support the weight, digging to lay out the structure and shape. Most architectures and developers use similar techniques before they start a construction project.
Cliff Dwellings – Another type of dwelling for the pueblo people, constructed at the sides of the mesas and mountains of the Southwest, almost invisible to the eyesight blend it between the canyons, perfect location for the proximity to water supply.
The kiva is a subterranean isolated dark room reached by ladder through an opening in the roof. The symbolism of the hole refers to a man leaving the womb of the earth. These sacred places were always separate from the living quarters and very limited space.
Community Anazasi community build their homes with close proximity to each other and share some responsibilities. Modern communities are very similar today, we interact with our neighbors, children share school buildings, and in some places a surrounding wall separate one community from others.
Pueblo Bonito in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, center of the Anazazi world, a magnificent architectural project, with a half moon shape, surrounded by green fields, blue skies and a peaceful sound of the wind.
Today numerous construction plans are being design with a similar idea established since past eras, a dream for many to be surrounded by nature.
Pueblo people are unique, as well as their architecture, design, pottery, and beliefs. Modern times has maintained and respect Pueblo traditions . Right here the log s on the ceiling, the pottery used for decoration, the textile used for design and colors used give the visitors an aspect of Pueblo style construction.
Pueblo Revival Architecture Rocks used for decorations on walls and flooring are a very common material used today on home and office buildings.
Denny’s Den an impressive pueblo homes, made of mud, stone, or carved into canyon walls, which are today called the Anasazi Ruins, a natural beauty.
Today’s architecture has over change, adapted to new civilizations necessities and desires. The artist utilize technology to express their imagination and develop amazing structures with limitless power.
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