2016 Hands On Mud

Introducing Earth building at NIT,Trichy When you build with earth, you have to get your hands into it! Here are glimpses from a series of HANDS-ON workshops; introducing various earth building techniques to students of Architecture, at Archcult, National Institute of Technology, Trichy. The Diversity of Earth Architecture Earth is the oldest and has been […]

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2015 Creative Plasters : earth, lime, clay … and you

We are happy to announce a collaboration with Clay Station, Bangalore for the Creative Plasters Workshop. Clay Station is a space for the experienced, aspiring and recreational potter. We love earth, and so do they. Together we bring a workshop to explore with you, what we are most passionate about.   A plaster that breathes; […]

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Tadelakt, a Moroccan Marvel

There is a certain magic in working with natural materials, there is life in using earth and lime. There is a large palette to play with, but it was not until I learnt about Tadelakt, the Moroccan marvel technique, did I discover the pure class of craftsmanship in earth. There were almost twenty of us, […]

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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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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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