3 comments on Build a school!

Build a school!

“The Cuckoo Movement for Children” is an informal group of friends and volunteers who has been working with rural children of Tamil Nadu since 2004. They have established libraries and nurseries in villages across the state, organizing plenty of creative activities. They also partner with local schools to introduce the kids to traditional folk arts, […]

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1 comment on Tadelakt and more, a natural plasters workshop, July 2015

Tadelakt and more, a natural plasters workshop, July 2015

A plaster that breathes, regulates temperature and humidity inside the building, absorbs both noise and odors and that ages beautifully with time. Add to that the infinite possibilities in aesthetics; Coloured or Natural, smooth or grainy, regular or patterned, contemporary or rustic; earth plaster is irresistible! Additionally, unlike paints and other chemical coatings they do […]

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Castle Kiosk, Portugal

9 weeks 15 people 3000 Compressed Stabilised Earth Blocks 1 goal: Building the 11th century Castle Kiosk in Earth! The Journey In the summer months of 2014, the team at Made In Earth had an incredible opportunity to explore earth architecture in the wonderful context of Montemoro in Portugal. One and a half hours East […]

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Making an earthen floor

Most people often remember earth as a crude material; it’s plain looks that are so contrasting from the aesthetics of finished industrial products. But the irony is that the principle virtue of this material lies in its aesthetics, one that is natural, subtle and simple, adapting itself to the diversity of techniques, cultural aspirations and […]

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First step First press

Here is the old grandma we received last week. No disrespect in calling her that… she has already a few years of hard-work behind her and after pressing Earth blocks for a few houses she really required a makeover! This Mardini Press might not be the next candidate for some high-tech award but it is […]

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3 comments on Raw Earth Building Workshop in France – II Design Process and Jury

Raw Earth Building Workshop in France – II Design Process and Jury

“There was an incredible will from the group of architects, and the entire process was very democratic.” Late nights of design and discussion, lots of cutting, sticking, crunching, debating and starting over again. The entire design process lasted a week begining with a competition between the architects to present a proposal for the cabin.  The […]

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3 comments on Raw Earth Building Workshop in France – I Introduction

Raw Earth Building Workshop in France – I Introduction

“It is a different energy to have a challenge and to sweat towards it all together.” In the month of September 2014, we worked on an exciting project in the South of France, together with 10 architects from across Europe and the association Touraterre. (Friends from Touraterre started their association with a journey: a travel from […]

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