Rustic construction: cal viva

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The iconic whitewashed buildings of the Balearics can be traced back to a very simple but ingenious invention from our ancestors. The process of using cal viva, made from limestone, was an incredibly simple and low cost method of creating paint to be used for exterior and interior walls. This now artisanal technique was one […]

Cement tile

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Cement tiles are handmade colourful tiles used as floor coverings. They appeared in Catalonia in the 1850s, and have been widely used in Europe and America. They are mostly known throughout the world as encaustic cement tile. Like their predecessors, encaustic clay tiles, they derive their name from the term “encaustic” which is an art term used […]