ARCHITECT, German
(active around 1610 in Mosbach)

Exterior view

1610
Photo
Palmsche Haus, Mosbach (Baden-Württemberg)

Half-timber work is a method of building in which external and internal walls are constructed of timber frames and the spaces between the structural members are filled with such materials as brick, plaster, or wattle and daub. Churches of the half-timbered type are found in Europe in a region stretching from Holland across northern and eastern Germany.

The picturesque little town of Mosbach is a treasure trove of Baroque timber-building motifs specific to southwest Germany. Particularly of note are the sixteenth- to eighteenth-century residential buildings around the market square above all the Palmsche Haus, with half-timber rising on a stone plinth. It shows a combination of Franconian and Alemannic timber motifs.




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