Warm Washes: 8 Buildings Clad in Terracotta

Historically, terracotta was used as a decorative skin that was added to or applied to cover brick and tiles. Mass produced, the material was cheaper, lighter and softer than carved stone, which made it easier to customize, warp and create embellishments. With deeply historical roots and threads, it is no surprise that the material conjures up imagery of stature, solidity and sturdiness. Linked to such imagery, the following eight buildings have strong presences within their landscapes and fill their environments with warmth and fullness. Despite sitting within otherwise uninhabited and seemingly empty spaces, each of these buildings feels larger than its own skin.