As São Luis developed during the 18th and 19th centuries, the mud and straw houses built after the 17th century have partially given way to new construction systems based on stones and mortar, finished with lime, fish oil, wood and marble from Portugal. Elements adapted to humidity of the tropical climate, such as wooden verandas, also emerged. Today there is still a significant portion of homes made with construction techniques taking advantage of properties of earth in terms of climate adaptation: buildings made of adobe and cob, represent between 50 and 75% of the buildings in the Historic Centre of São Luis.
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