Why we use Terracotta in our projects
- June 3, 2018
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Uncategorized
At GoodEarth we have used a host of different materials across our projects. It is a part of our quest in infusing sustainability into various aspects of the home we create. After years of testing and evaluating, we discovered that some materials stand the test of time, possess adequate robustness while aging gracefully.
Terracotta is one amongst these.
Terracotta is a material that reaches out to be touched and felt – its orange-red colour, complementing the space it permeates into. It possesses thermal qualities that are conducive to creating comfortable spaces even in hot climates.
The floor tiles retain their coolness in summer and warmth during winter, ensuring that the extremes of weather don’t infiltrate through.
The roofing tiles absorb heat but also release it quickly, especially if there is a breeze.
The tiles work perfectly in tandem with hollow bricks which supplement their capabilities by acting as cavity walls, insulating the spaces within. The filler blocks in the roofing slab, play the same role, keeping the spaces cool, while reducing the concrete and steel content in the RCC slab.
Considering that most of our projects are within the 3 and 4 BHK villa type – it makes for a perfect fitment with Terracotta as the benefits can be felt while moving from space to space with the home.
The production of terracotta is a small to medium sized industry, where clay is mined and baked in kilns. Although this has an impact on the environment, due to mining and subsequent air pollution, when produced at a smaller scale, it is relatively less harmful than other industrialized products, like cement and steel.
We love Terracotta – its unique tactile feel, color and calming visual effect which is why we return to this beautiful material time and again across all our projec