Sign Up For A Workshop On Sustainable Earth Architecture

You can find out more about earth-friendly building techniques such as wattle and daub, rammed earth flooring, and clay plasters
Photo Credits Shutterstock
Photo Credits Shutterstock

Over the past few years, there has been a growing interest in natural building using earth-friendly materials and techniques. The future, as they say, must be clean and green for planet Earth to exist and sustain all life forms. The UN has emphasised that managing its natural resources sustainably and taking immediate action to combat climate change are of the utmost importance in its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Green and sustainable building methods and materials are the way of the future. Eco-friendly building practices and supplies can help reduce the environmental impact. And many people involved in architecture are beginning to use locally made, indigenous materials that will not harm or lessen the impact on ecosystems. 

Made In Earth Collective is one such firm. It is a group of architects and artisans based in Bangalore and along the Kaveri belt who advocate for architecture more in tune with local communities, the environment, and natural resources.

In August, they are hosting a hands-on workshop that will be an introduction to earth-friendly building techniques such as wattle and daub, rammed earth flooring, and clay plasters. It will be held on August 5 or 6, 2023, at Ohana in Bangalore.  

Why You Should Go

If you are interested in learning about earth construction and natural plasters or just want to have some fun with mud, bamboo, and straw, then sign up. You will be introduced to techniques like wattle and daub, which eloquently highlight the flexibility, ease of production, and adaptability of earth architecture. You will also find out about the world of natural plasters like lime that don&rsquot just look beautiful but also has a natural cooling effect.

About Made In Earth

Made In Earth uses natural building materials and techniques with a taste for experimentation and innovation in their projects. Their projects include Samvada&rsquos Baduku College campus in Bangalore, which incorporates the values of sustainability, inclusiveness, and continuous learning. The materials and techniques used include rammed earth, lime plasters, polished oxide flooring, natural clay paints, reclaimed wood, and more. Of note is their Project Loofah, a study in material and space installation. The loofah wall of light is crafted by weaving together the fibres of the sponge gourd, a material hanging in plain sight in their farms. Then there is The Rabbit, Architect&rsquos office for Association Casa-HAS, which was done In collaboration with Touraterre in Avignon, France. It is a wooden structure filled with earth and straw. Another interesting project is the Baraka Organic Restaurant Interiors in Roubaix, France. As their website states, &ldquoThe Baraka Co-operative could be considered as the ideal recipe for sustainable architecture and development Take a big dose of social entrepreneurship, Gather a handful of people willing to put their money together in a meaningful project, add a jar of social involvement with unemployed people of the area, mix the whole thing with a strong ecological approach. Add a big spoon of dreams and a teaspoon of madness.&rdquo

Check their website&nbspfor more info. 

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