Opus ReticulatumConstruction technique with cement covered by square blocks of tufa Architecture / Lexicon
Opus reticulatum is a construction technique using small pyramid shaped blocks of tufa 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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The pictures above are taken in the following locations:
- Opus Caementicium - Construction with cement (Architecture, Lexicon)
- Opus Latericium - Construction technique using bricks and tiles (Architecture, Lexicon)
- Opus Incertum - Construction technique with irregular stones covering a cement core (Architecture, Lexicon)
- Opus Mixtum - Construction technique mixing opus reticulatum and opus latericium (Architecture, Lexicon)
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