The Earth is used as an raw material for construction since more than 9000 years. It allows the creation of economic and sustainable structures, capable of self-regulation of thermal properties and humidity, providing acoustic insulation, filtration of air pollutants and conveys a great sense of well-being.
During the course of two days we will know several techniques of construction with earth. In the practical part we will make a portal with adobes, bamboo enhanced earth walls, earth sausages (Minke's invention for non-structural wall fillings), and application of finer earth-mixture coatings.
With Gernot Minke and a crowd of students, we built several domes, including a traditional Mexican sauna) and a spacious vault.