Guedelon: Building A Castle The Medieval Way

Guedelon: Building A Castle The Medieval Way
Design

A unique architectural experiment is underway deep in a French forest.

Naresh Kumar
  • 6 july 2010

A unique architectural experiment is underway deep in a forest in France, where builders and masons are creating an entire castle using only 13th Century building techniques. The Chateau de Guedelon’s construction started in 1998 and employs several full time staff and volunteers. Since modern cement did not exist in the 13th Century, mortar is made from slaked lime and sand, while basic ironware is being used as tools.

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