Below a Catalan village (in France), the tall chimney and the magnificent workshops that open on each side to the surrounding winds (a drying technique) are made of cayrou. This brick made of red clay is present in all of the most beautiful buildings of the region : farmhouses, chapels and castles. It has the wonderful virtue of letting buildings breath.
Three generations work here: grandfather, son-in-law and grandson. The grandfather holds the memories of projects carried out as far as Russia. The challenge for such a business, is to find the right balance by choosing work sites in measure with it’s production capacities.
Production, surprisingly, remains artisanal. Each brick is smoothed, manipulated and cooked by hand. These places have something sacred about them: bursts of light on the frames, the central oven, the huge shelves, the brick dust and red mountains on the green grass.
Travel : T002 CAT17