pseudisodomum

pseudisodomum

In Greek or Roman masonry, ashlar of regular cut stone in which the heights of the courses are not uniform.
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Opposite the blue curve is a much plainer and more sober plane wall, made of polished grey concrete blocks laid in what I think is called opus pseudisodomum, like ashlar with regular courses but different in height.
Technology does not quite keep up with time: there is a very good description of Roman opus pseudisodomum for instance, but none of low-E glass or photovoltaics.