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fachwerk

The term used by German-speaking immigrants to America in the 18th and 19th centuries for half-timbered construction, i.e., the medieval system of braced timber framing of a house in which the space between the structural timbers is usually filled with brick or filled with a nogging consisting of clay mixed with chopped straw to act as a binder; then the exterior sides of the walls were coated with plaster (although the timbers were often left exposed).
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In this case, the artist began by taking photographs of two nearby buildings made with timber-frame architecture (in German, Fachwerk, "framework")--one an authentic seventeenth-century building, the other a 1980s reconstruction of a building that had, like the royal palace, been a casualty of the war.

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