structural tile

structural tile

[′strək·chə·rəl ¦tīl]
(materials)
A hollow clay product which may be load-bearing or non-load-bearing; used for facing, flooring, or partitions.
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o Lays building materials such as brick, structural tile and concrete cinder,
''Palaces for the People: Guastavino and the Art of Structural Tile'' focuses on their 250 commissions in New York -- the most of any other city where their work is found.
Instead of using heavy stone, they used a particularly thin ceramic tile that is similar to brick that can be glazed in different colors, said John Ochsendorf, the exhibition's co-curator and a professor of architecture at MIT and author of ''Guastavino Vaulting: The Art of Structural Tile.''

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