All posts in the category Foundational Knowledge

In-depth explorations of projects, materials and techniques.

NHL – Natural Hydraulic Lime

Lime is perhaps the most prized and exceedingly versatile building material of the modern world. Early civilizations such as the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans used lime extensively. Many of their […]

Plaster as an Architectural Specification

From its origin as a British colony, the United States inherited a fully developed plaster tradition that would expand considerably from the mid-19th century until the 1940s. The fine craftsmanship […]

Plaster Mouldings & Ornament

A journey through the process of design, production and installation of fibrous moulding plaster; a tradition that, with a few contemporary adaptations, has remained remarkably consistent for the past couple of hundred years.

Natural Building & Traditional Craft

Plastering with natural hydraulic lime over new construction built with timber framing. Traditional craft, sustainability and a contemporary natural building approach!

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