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Offline Maik

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Tragata on Kefalonia
« on: Tuesday, 19 September, 2017 @ 21:41:34 »
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This tragata (a cabin-on-stilts used to use during olive harvest — for tools, afternoon naps, etc.) stands in Kefalonia, Greece, an island in the Ionian Sea. It was designed by Hiboux architects of Athens in collaboration with Studio Genua architects of Berlin (many of them can be seen in action). Until the 1960s, when more permanent concrete structures became more popular, tragatas where very commonly encountered on the island (my great-grandpa also had one). They were often built on cypress stilts, while reeds and fern were used for the hut itself. In the modern version we cut and weaved reed that we found in a nearby creek. We used impregnated wood for the main body of the construction.
http://cabinporn.com/post/165242336235/submitted-by-louise-lauritzen-and-pantelis#_=_


More pics in link (legit website, see Guardian article)

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Re: Tragata on Kefalonia
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 19 September, 2017 @ 22:31:09 »
They make my garden shed look a bit pathetic.

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Re: Tragata on Kefalonia
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, 20 September, 2017 @ 12:04:22 »
You wouldn't want to put your mower and moped in one of them things!

Think there's some of the originals still standing at Atheras bay.