Raw earth as a building material, yesterday and today.
Physical and mechanical characteristics, field tests and specimens.
Stabilisation, blending and formulation with raw soil.
Different construction techniques and applications: adobe, tapial, cob, cob formwork, quincha, superadobe, clay floors, mixed techniques.
We will test with the different types of clay existing in the area, identification and collection of samples. Conducting field trials and comparing results.
Production of different specimens for resistance tests (destructive and erosion). using different mixtures and ingredients. Testing and conclusions
In order to offer a more dynamic experience, the practical part of the course will take place in the mornings, leaving the afternoons to deal with theoretical aspects, didactic excursions, discussion and the sharing of practical cases.
Architect and Builder based in Iscles. Specialised in Bioclimatic Architecture and Bioconstruction, working for years in the restoration and recovery of Vernacular Architecture.
The participation fee for the course is