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ROMAN BRICK. Types. Roman Brick. Opus Quadratum: Is a construction technique using bricks or blocks of stone, sometimes set without the use of mortar. Normally the bricks were in bands alternately with short and long sides visible. Roman Brick.

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Roman brick

ROMAN BRICK

Types


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Roman Brick

  • Opus Quadratum: Is a construction technique using bricks or blocks of stone, sometimes set without the use of mortar. Normally the bricks were in bands alternately with short and long sides visible.


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Roman Brick

  • Opus Incertum: Is a building technique using irregularly shaped stones inserted into a core of opuscaementicium.

  • Opus caementicium is a construction technique using cement, often mixed with fragments of brick and stone, caementa.


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Roman Brick

  • Opus Reticulatum: is a construction technique using small pyramid shaped blocks of tufa or brick set in a core of opus caementicium. The tufa blocks cover the surface, with the pointed end into the cement, so the square bases form a diagonal pattern that resembles a net, hence the name.


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Roman Brick

  • Opus Lateritium: A Roman form of construction in which course-laid brickwork is used to face a core of opus caementicium. It was the dominant form of wall construction in the imperial era. Bricks are laid lengthwise.


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Opus Quadratum

Opus Incertum

Opus Reticulatum

Opus Latericium


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