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.
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.
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.
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.
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 lastplaster
Mixing of the materials: clay, potsherd, flax and water
Preparation of the wall and applying the grout
|Impressions of summer workshop 2008|
|Impressions of summer workshop 2009|
|Impressions of summer workshop 2010|
|Impressions of summer workshop 2011|
|Impressions of summer workshop 2012|
|Impressions of summer workshop 2013|
|Impressions of summer workshop 2014|
Impressions of summer workshop
Photographs of the workshops
are created by:
Edo Zanandrea and Jurriaan Smit