There is a great variety of ceramics and glass which have been used in architecture as functional building elements, but mostly for their decorative qualities. Such architectural ceramics and glass is part of the structure it was designed for and can not always be moved. This means treatment methods differ from the treatments used for the restoration of objects. Varying climate conditions (outside or inside), environments that are still used, and often the amount of elements are all factors to consider when deciding on an appropriate treatment.
There are many different types of architectural ceramics. Most ubiquitous are probably glazed tiles, but decorative elements, some modern art in public spaces, or terracotta elements in fireplaces are examples of architectural ceramics.