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.
 
     
  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 2015
     
Impressions of summer workshop 2016
 
 

Photographs of the workshops are created by:
Edo Zanandrea and Jurriaan Smit

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