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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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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Earth is a forgiving material

In the summer of 2014, the community homes at Chênelet in the North of France, received a make over. Our 10 day mission was to coordinate and train a team of 6 employees from Chênelet to restore 80 sq metres of plastered earth walls. Hidden in the countryside of Nord-pas-de-Calais, Chênelet is an association that […]

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