Rafael Guastavino Moreno - biography

Who is Rafael Guastavino Moreno?

Born in 1842 Valencia - died in 1908 Asheville

Valencian architect and builder, creator of the "Tile Arch System" or Guastavino Tile, patented in the USA in 1885. It is a technique for constructing self-supporting arches and vaults using interlocking terracotta bricks and layers of mortar. He applied his technique at least at 360 buildings in the USA. He is classified under the 'Art-Nouveau' style.

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