Vaulted and Arched Ceilings in Argentine Houses: Examples Using Brick, Wood, and Concrete


Monopoli House / Fabrizio Pugliese. Image

Monopoli House / Fabrizio Pugliese. Image

A vault is a constructive technique that is achieved by compressing the materials forming it together. While this technique has existed since the time of the ancient Romans, certain types of vaulted ceilings, such as the Catalan or Valencian timbral vault, only reached popularity in some areas of the world at the start of the 19th century thanks to their lost cost and ready availability. With the ability to span over 30 meters and add substantial height to structures, vaulted ceilings became a go-to for the construction of industrial spaces such as workshops, factories, and warehouses.

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