Volta Cerámica

Masia Les Comes, Bages, Catalonia, Spain

This workshop involved the recovery of a “Volta Ceramica” from the seventeenth century, a 16m2 ceramic vault. The structure was rebuilt as it was in the seventeenth century, with the same materials and techniques.

The context of the workshop: Xiarchitecture studio is interested and invested in the recovery of local, ancient construction techniques and/or alternatives.

The alternative technique “Ferrociment” was also tested, a method which had been used in other programs in Burkina Faso and Cuba by our architects.

The activity took place in Masia Les Comes, a location that hosts a variety of workshops like this one.