This album presents contemporary earthen architectures : rammed earth, prefabricated rammed earth, poured earth, adobes… Includes a large number of interviews with professionals involved in the projects.
How to Make a Dorodango (Japanese Polished Clay Ball) Hikaru Dorodango (mud dumpling) is a Japanese art form in which earth and water are molded to create a delicate shiny sphere.
Basic Clay Straw Plaster Finish or Second Coat Instructions on how to plaster your own walls using natural materials, such as clay, straw, and sand.
Sculpted by hand from a mixture of clay, sand and straw, building houses out of cob is a full mind and body experience; one that requires patience. But these homes are worth the wait!
A rammed earth wall is durable, energy efficient, and made from the most abundant material on the planet. Learn how these builders and homeowners applied this ancient technique to create timeless contemporary homes.
Shiny Clay Wall Finish Sealed with Oil & Wax polished to a Mirror Finish Burnished Plaster There are plenty of ways to polish clay, this is just one I put together for this video, but the concepts are the same for other polished plasters, like tadelakt. This technique is not suited for wet areas, such …
Field tests – GRANULOMETRY Palm of hand – 01 Palm of hand – 02 Palm of hand – 03 Field tests – HAND WASH Hand wash 01 Hand wash 02 Hand wash 02 Field tests – CIGAR TEST Modeling of cigar 01 Modeling of cigar 02 Field tests – PELLET TEST Modeling of pellets 01 …
Fractal tree in clay mud Setting of mineral binders under water Transformation of gypsum into plaster Electrostatic deviation of a stream of water Acceleration of the setting of plaster Deliquescence of salt Cohesion of mineral binders underwater Recycling plaster Fingers of air in clay mud
Drying a fine slice of wood Compression of softened wood Fibres impossible to wet Rolling a wet sheet of wood Opening of the pine cone Raw cotton and white cotton Undulation of wet paper Hemp rope Rolling paper on water Upward capillary movement in wood