France, Lessac

Layer by layer, building with eroision

when 28 August 2016 - 3 September 2016
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 858

In this workshop we are going to design and build a rammed-earth wall together. We’ll all get physically involved and feel how much energy is needed to build a wall by taking the most common material, earth (eroded material), and compress that in a formwork – layer after layer. Right after taking off the formwork the whole process becomes apparent in the wall’s beautiful structure. It will stay rough, face the weather and thus get eroded to an anticipated point called « calculated erosion ».

Besides the physical and aesthetical aspect of this exercise, we will talk a lot about its potential in nowadays architecture and see how contemporary craftsmen and architects are using it to propose solutions that are as sustainable as they are beautiful.

Course leader

Timur Ersen

Target group

Students, Professionals, Architects, Designers

Course aim

Build a rammed-earth wall within the property of Boisbuchet

Fee info

EUR 858: Students
EUR 1110: Professionals