The Romans


Cocciopesto the Romans Tadelakt

Coccioipesto is an Ancient material that is being rediscovered in the field of modern green building.

Opus signinum (‘cocciopesto’ in modern Italian) is a building material used in ancient Rome It is a form of Roman concrete, the main difference being the addition of small pieces of broken pot, including amphora tiles or briks

The cocciopesto poweder mixed with lime and sand it make hydraulic  plaster, wich the ancient Romans called Opus signinum,  the Cocciopesto reacts with lime to form plaster with cementious properties.

Cocciopesto is a waterproof building material used as a wall-covering and a floor-covering , the plaster can be applied both internally and externally, its breathability and hydro-regulating capacity makes it ideal for the natural restoration of damp walls. It can also be used for the protection of walls in direct contact with water.

It is an ideal material for bio-architectural applications because it is 100% natural, it breaths, it’s an excellent humidity regulator and  looks beautiful.