Being an Ancient Material
Being an Ancient Material, has its Modern Relevance too!
is known for its earthy tones and textured appearance and is one of the oldest man-made building materials. However, there’s so much more to it than age and aesthetics.
For construction purposes, terracotta makes sense in a world in which energy, environmental, and financial difficulties cannot be ignored. When made out of this type of clay, bricks, cladding and tiles are energy-wise and cost-effective.
Before we hurdle on its advantages, first be clear on what is the Architectural Terracotta?
has been used for more than 3,000 years. To this day, some of the most famous structures built with it attract millions of visitors who marvel at their beauty and their durability.
The most famous historical examples include the Great Wall of China and the Coliseum in Rome. but there is a less-famous example in India that deserves a mention. The Bhitargaon Temple in Bhitargaon, Uttar Pradesh, is the oldest remaining terracotta Hindu temple with a roof and a shikhara. It was built sometime in the 500s CE. Although the structure has undergone extensive restoration, many features are original.