first introduced the technology of using burnt bricks made from mud.
were constructed of bamboo and mud or pole and mud existed before burnt brick.
By one of two methods
The wet bricks are left in the sun to dry. They are left out to the elements.
The outside becomes hardened first, and if hot enough. The entire brick becomes
hard. Often, it is not hot enough and the brick is not as strong.
The wet bricks are stacked in an order which creates pockets of space underneath
Size- varies according to the mold
used but an average size is 30cm x 15cm x
Strength- depends on the soil content
and burn time.
Longevity- so many factors are involved
such as quality of mud; a structure made of bricks can last up to almost
a 100 years.
Depends on soil type (color of the clay) Colors range from reds, oranges,
browns and grays.
are not suitable for walls but are still utilized.
for floors and verandahs
corners of the structure are constructed first. This is to insure that the structure
is constructed with plum walls. The corners go up a few courses and then the
middle of the wall is laid out. The middle can have half bricks or extra plaster.
Whatever it takes to achieve a full wall.
fire is started and the opening is closed up with more bricks.
watercolor example of brick pattern and color.
structure has walls up and poles ready to take the roof structure.
rising up as a base. The floor will be filled in later.
The wood burns slowly (sometimes for weeks) which the firing makes for a