Earth Architecture

 
  Earth is used for architectural construction for thousands of years.
The recent search for sustainability has given a renewed attention
towards earth architecture, for its environmental-friendly
and economic building materials.
 
     
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  Reconstruction of a village in the Bay of Baratti during the Bronze Age
(XI - X centuries B.C.). The walls of the huts are built with earth.
 
     
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  The Etruscan Concept of the Cosmos in wich three major forces operated:
heavenly (orange), earthly (green) and under worldly (blue). This division
 of the universe was used not only in divination but also in the planning of
cities and in the placement of temples and buildings.
 
     
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Groundplan of the project of an agricultural barn under construction
since 2008 in the Bay of Baratti. This building will be used by the
Country Communication Centre for their Eco-activities, connected
with Living and Building with Earth.
2018
 


Reception, shop and activities in the pavilion





Frida explaining the Etruscan concept of the cosmos





Daniela, our Chef preparing natural food in the outdoor kitchen





Building dry-stone walls by our traditional craft worker




Dry-stone walls are added in 2018 in Unesco Heritage of Humanity




As we have a lot of dew in the  morning, Daniele created a
possible solution to gather the condensed moisture




Sedum is growing on the roof




Drying of the flax and hemp harvest







Frida and Vittoriana working on the program of activities in 2019


 
  WORKSHOP 2017   
 
The creation of the green roof with earth and sedum plants.




Preparation of earth and filling the bags





Installation of the bags on the roof

 




Covering the bags with earth and planting the sedum


      WORKSHOP of 1 October 2017 with architect Antonio Carmilla:
                                  
 
maintenance of the last plaster 




Mixing of the materials: clay, potsherd, flax and water





Preparation of the wall and applying the grout

 
  Impressions of summer workshop 2016  
     
  Impressions of summer workshop 2015  
     
  Impressions of summer workshop 2014  
     
  Impressions of summer workshop 2013  
     
  Impressions of summer workshop 2012  
     
   Impressions of summer workshop 2011    
     
  Impressions of summer workshop 2010    
     
  Impressions of summer workshop 2009    
     
 Impressions of summer workshop 2008   
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Photographs of the workshops are created by:
Edo Zanandrea and Jurriaan Smit

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