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Bi level cocoon house in industrial style and traditional sachnisia (closed balconies)
(Photo: V. Voutsas (?THRACE?, Greek Traditional Architecture, Melisa, Athens 1991. p.26 picture 28))
Parts of the Kalesi cocoon house at Soufli with the arrangements of the pads for the silkworms.
(Photo: G. Kizis, ?THRACE?, Traditional Greek Architecture, Melisa, Athens 1991. p.74, pict.125, redesign from P. Gagoulias))

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25-10-2006
Cocoon houses of Evros

Chrisa Melkidi
Source: CETI
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The cocoon houses of Evros combine housing with spaces for breeding silkworms. These buildings of different sizes and periods, with standard construction peculiarities, are characteristic of the architecture in Soufli, Evros. The older storey small cocoon house is built with mad and timbering. The cocoon houses of the late 19th century and the beginnings of the 20th are bi-leveled or with three levels, of industrial character, with a special morphology and representing the architecture of the Ottoman period. The evolution of the traditional Thracian residence to the specialized one with combined use, is reflected on these buildings.

Source: G. Kizis, ?THRACE?, Traditional Greek Architecture, v.8: Macedonia B ? Thrace. Melisa, Athens 1991.