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07/14/2022
Traditionally, the term tile has been used to denote an individual piece of baked clay that is placed on a roof for the purpose of channelling rainwater. The appearance of more and more artificial products that try to imitate natural slate has led to the term being extended to include the term ‘slate’ as well. […]
05/26/2022
What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘slate’? When you look up the word ‘slate’ it’s stated, by definition, as a natural material and includes the words ‘rock’ or ‘stone’. For centuries, natural slate has been used as a roofing material. However, over the past few decades, artificial and synthetic alternatives have appeared […]
Dr. Víctor Cárdenes Van den Eynde Geologist and roofing slate independent consultant
05/19/2022
I am going to talk today about the world’s main roofing slate outcrops, their characteristics and their historical importance. Before I go on, I would like to give a quick reminder of the difference between slate and roofing slate. The first is a type of rock, which is relatively common in the earth’s crust. It […]
Dr. Víctor Cárdenes Van den Eynde Geologist and roofing slate independent consultant
05/17/2022
There has been increasing talk over recent years of phyllite as a kind of Premium roofing slate, with better technical and aesthetic characteristics than traditional slate, and of it being much more exclusive because there are only a few deposits in the world. Phyllite is progressively gaining prestige, but is this prestige deserved? Are we […]

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04/21/2022
This holiday home is located in the western part of Denmark. Here the waves from the North Sea wash up on the beaches whilst the wind blows the sand high up into the dunes and a huge open landscape with dune heaths and lakes continue further inland. These beautiful surroundings inspired architect Søren Sarup, Founder […]
04/19/2022
Instagram is the best social media platform to explore and enjoy architecture, as it is focused on imagery. If you spend hours and hours on Instagram looking for the perfect project or just architectural inspiration, these 10 accounts could help you. Archdaily (3.4mm) – @Archdaily The IG account of the world’s most visited architectural website. […]
04/19/2022
A dome is a type of roof usually reserved for prestigious buildings like: churches, palaces and civic centres. A simple glance at this type of structure is enough to demand respect and admiration. Even though the elements and calculations needed to build a dome are very complex, the experts point towards a very simple origin: […]
Dr. Víctor Cárdenes Van den Eynde Geologist and roofing slate independent consultant
01/27/2022
Everyone who has ever visited Japan agrees on one thing; it is another world. Its culture, history and society are so different from Europe that visitors feel like they are on another planet. Everything, from simple everyday details to society itself, is different. This also applies to traditional Japanese architecture, which uses light, flexible materials. […]
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