Wapan Masonry: ongoing research of ancient masonry techniques using rubble


Wapan masonry is a traditional tiling technique that has evolved into a hybrid construction process involving brick, stone and roof tiles. This is process is well known by Chinese masons and is becoming more common in the architectural discourse of China since traditional bricks are being banned due to environmental degradation concerns. Wapan masonry was traditionally used in villages as a way to utilize materials that were readily available, such as left over roofing tiles and broken bricks, but it is now becoming part of the new architectural language of China as a response to heritage masonry and sustainability.