Palafitos en Castro Chiloé
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Palafitos en Castro Chiloé

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The Palafitos in Chiloé

Stilts in Castro, Chiloe Island
They are building on stilts in the water that were adopted in Ancud, Quemchi, Castro, Chonchi and other ports for better utilization of the bank during the strong commercial expansion of the nineteenth century.

The house develops its domains in deeply and concentrated. Shares two fronts: to the city street, which is related directly by a bridge into the canal, where there are two levels: an upper terrace that serves as a courtyard, and a lower level - which is governed by the rate of six hours of the tides - where are shipping household chores.

They are in the island for moisture and shelter, at the same time, the vital proximity to the sea. Thus, in the city of Castro, the edges of the streets marine Pedro Montt and Aguirre Cerda, look the stilt houses and strong wooden piles, which represent the world's southernmost manifestation of bordemar architecture.

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