Opus CaementiciumConstruction with cement Architecture / Lexicon
Opus caementicium is a construction technique using cement, often mixed with fragments of brick and stone, caementa.
Often wall made in opus caementicium are covered with other materials to make a more robust and workable surface. These techniques are called opus incertum, opus reticulatum, opus latericium and opus mixtum.
- Opus Incertum - Construction technique with irregular stones covering a cement core (Architecture, Lexicon)
- Opus Latericium - Construction technique using bricks and tiles (Architecture, Lexicon)
- Opus Mixtum - Construction technique mixing opus reticulatum and opus latericium (Architecture, Lexicon)
- Opus Reticulatum - Construction technique with cement covered by square blocks of tufa (Architecture, Lexicon)
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