Tuesday, 19 July 2011

The Rain In Spain

Mallorca to be precise and some interestingly different approaches to getting the water off the roof...
 the stone wall slopes downwards to the middle and the water discharges onto it (it's capped with flattish ceramic tile), seemingly to then run down the face of the wall at the lowest point. No sign of a internal downpipe and it's above the window anyway.  Strange detail but maybe they have so little rain that it works okay
Gutter, hopper and downpipe all in clay.  Gutter supported by stone brackets set in wall.
Downpipe made of half round tile bedded into wall?
It's clear what that little flap does but not sure why...

Reminded me of an early Aldo Rossi scheme.


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