Is it possible to build a two storey building just using bricks (no wooden beams, steel beams or steel reinforcement) to suspend the floor of the second storey?
I'm aware that using wooden beams is an option, however because of the environment of the build (tropical rains, humidity, termites, ants, beetles and millions of other insects), I would much prefer to use only brick - if this is possible.
Ideally there will be no intermediate supports; the floor structure will span from one external wall to the other.
I have an intuitive feeling that an efficient structure can be built using just bricks - but I can't quite articulate it.
Has this been done before - is this even possible?