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In most countries of the world, it is possible to mould earth with sophisticated or primitive tools to construct buildings. ...
The range of the technical, constructional and architectural possibilities of earth is extremely wide. In countries with no industrialized means, in a wide range of latitudes throughout the world, earth remains the main building material. Processed materials are costly both in foreign currencies and imported energy.
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Using Earth as the Main Building Material
Jean Dethier: In most of the countries of the world you can take earth morbid with sophisticated primitive tools other some ingredients in using to build walls up 7 floors high.
Earth is of course a basic material of this planet. Earth has always been considered as sacred or magical in most civilization. In North America the ingredient earth is the spirit of life and for the Muslims earth – is used to build Mosque from Africa to India and for the Christian again earth was used to create other— even the first churches in was carved in earth. This church was build with – a few years ago inaugurated by the pope himself.
If you want to build with earth a house which will go through centuries you have give here a good pair of boots and a wonderful hat what does it mean. It means the bottom of the world should be building stone up to 50 centimeters and top should have – to partake the top of the earth walls and if you do that it goes for centuries.
Many people think earth is a poor material for poor houses. This is not true. This aristocratic mansion was built two centuries ago and it was nice enough to welcome here the Prince of Whales in 1912 when he had to learn French.
Not only it is charming – look here the local building of the municipal finance all up there in favor of the earth not only a shopping center built with that much in and also a band. We have here two examples this is a very primitive adobe brick as it’s called a mixture of earth and straw as it was used by the peasant during centuries.
Now here we have designed by – modem brick is best compressed with a machine and with additive to the earth to make it stronger, safer, and long durability. This is an example of a – built with--- earth – so this a layer of the wall. It’s about that thick 50 cm so to do it you have two lateral wooden forms or steel forms you feel inside your earth with your mixture semi liquid and then you press it with – as sooner as this filled to – thumbs out and you move them above that’s it.
My purpose when I design this exhibition the so called – a few years ago was to widen the scope. To provide the first world survey about those traditions—exam – and to widen it’s also to the – world. Of course there is magnificent Nigeria or Yemen of those tradition which have been for long time forgotten but now everybody considers that there is an evidence about their qualities.
The problem the question today is how to modernize those thick needs of earth architecture and earth provides a magnificent opportunity to face ecological crisis through architecture and housing. More than that it is one of the obvious alternatives for sustainable development in those--.
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