T H E S A C R E D H O U S E O F TI M OR – L E S T E – TAASA Review December 2010


This article was originally found in the December 2010 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 19, Issue 4, Page 12).

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Eugénio Sarmento T imor-Leste is rich in traditional architecture which varies in style according to the ethno-lingual, geographic and climatic environment of each region of the country.

The buildings are constructed in various types of wood and other natural materials using complex techniques, endowing them with a unique appearance.

This is most clearly apparent in the particular form of traditional building that is known as the uma lulik...