What Is Half-Timbered Architecture?

Hattingen, Germany. Image: <a href=”https://unsplash.com/es/@orientierungslust?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText”>Achim Halfmann</a> on <a href=”https://unsplash.com/?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText”>Unsplash</a>

Contrary to what some people mistakenly say, half-timber is not a style, but a building technique. Brought to Brazil by German immigrants, it was used mainly in regions of Espírito Santo, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul. The technique has now become a strong attraction for tourists. But after all, what defines it?

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