Great wine vineyards and great clay earth go together.
In May, Deborah went to Chianti, Italy (near Florence) to observe the production of terra cotta panels for the Logan Airport Rental Car Facility project. Terra cotta – which translates from Italian as “baked earth” – will be formed as façade panels to be cast into 50’ tall, 11’ wide precast concrete wall sections. This will be the first application in America of the innovative construction technique of casting terra cotta in concrete.
Here’s a snapshot of what she experienced – Deborah particularly admired the expressive, mouth-like clay extrusion molds. What do you think? Do they look like mouths to you?