House Balmelli (1956) in Rovio, Switzerland, by Tita Carloni
That one time I got lost looking for Abhaneri step well in Rajasthan. #tbt #enfield #350cc #bullet #india #rajasthan #abhaneri #nakedbaby
Final coat of tadelakt is applied and compressed/burnished with a quartz agate. Along with a special soap water treatment, this process makes the plaster rock hard and waterproof.
The lime and local sand scratch coat is up, the space is already getting lighter. Here I’m experimenting with different colors in the scratch coat. Two more coats to go, one rough coat of tadelakt which will be rough in texture, then a final coat over that. With earthen walls the only waterproof option I can go with is tadelakt, as it’s lime based and allows the bricks to breath. Cement based plasters or drywall would trap moisture in the wall and rot the bricks or get moldy.