“ARCHES THAT DEFY GRAVITY” &”TILES AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR STEEL”

An Exploration on the construction and technique of Timbrel Vaulting..mentored by Ar.Senthil Kumar Doss,Founder and Principal Architect,Play Architecture, Bangalore.

The workshop that ended in a build, explored the lost technique of timbrel/Catalan vaulting.
Hailed as the technology for the future and much researched upon worldwide the timbrel vault differs substantially from the Roman method of vault building by defying GRAVITY.
Based on several layers of tiles that fuse together to work as a laminated shell, the thin profiles of the Timbrel vaults are to be seen to be believed….

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