Chaire UNESCO - Terre Architecture de terre et développement des territoires

Project SOStierra

The research project SOStierra “Restoration and rehabilitation of the traditional earthen architecture in the iberic peninsula” is concentrating on the possibilities of sustainable restoration and rehabilitation remaining respectful of the traditional earthen architecture. For more information: http://sostierra.blogs.upv.es/

UNESCO Chair and the UNITWIN network: report of activities 2014

The UNESCO Chair annual report of activities 2014 « Earthen architecture, building cultures and sustainable development » is a collective report that has been elaborated with contributions of several institutions, members of the UNITWIN network. This report gives a global vision of the activities of the Chair...

The conservation of the World Heritage properties : a major challenge for Mali

The Malian cultural heritage has been suffering unprecedentedly during the crisis. For UNESCO, the government of Mali and its partners, the essential role that the cultural heritage is playing in the peace process and the social cohesion is evident. The rehabilitation of the damaged cultural...

PIRATE : Fournir les instructions et les ressources pour l’évaluation et la formation dans la construction en terre

Ce projet Européen, soutenu par le programme de financement Leonardo da Vinci (dédié à la formation professionnelle), rassemble 18 partenaires de 8 pays, dont l’objectif commun est d’introduire le matériau et les procédés de construction en terre dans la formation initiale et continue des professionnels...

Second International Troglodytic Architecture Conference

RICHT is planning to organize the Second International Troglodytic Architecture Conference in 7-8 October 2015 in Tehran. Building on the first national Conference held in 2012 in Kerman, this one tries to cover the widest possible studies and researches all around the world. Poster of...

Earth Building UK and Ireland conference and workshop week: CLAYFEST June 8th to 13th 2015

Earth Building UK EBUK have run successful conferences around the country for the past 8 years. This year we are raising our goals and running four days of workshops followed by a conference and tours of local earth buildings. The renaissance of earth building in...

Festival Archi Matières

Le Pays Voironnais organise le festival Archi Matières du 8 au 14 juin 2015. L’Atelier Alba réalisera une installation en terre crue avec une performance musicale et dansée (Troupe Processus Vital) qui aura lieu lors du décoffrage de la pièce, le samedi 13 Juin de...

Karibu Kilwa: Kilwa district heritage resources

Parution du catalogue du patrimoine de Kilwa en Tanzanie. Ce document fait l’inventaire des sites touristiques autour de Kilwa: village de pêcheurs, salines, îles, patrimoine architectural, sites naturels, curiosités géologiques, faune, etc. Pour télécharger le document, cliquez ici. Publication of the catalogue on the cultural...

Clay plaster – come and learn

Clay Plaster training material has been brought into Estonia, Finland and Sweden in the “Northern Clay Plaster Project, Professional Qualification for Working with Natural and Sustainable Building Materials”, shortly NCPP. For more information : www.northernclay.eu Using earth or clay as building material has a century old...

Conservation des architectures de terre sur les sites archéologiques: nouvelles pratiques et perspectives

Cet ouvrage rassemble les communications présentées lors du séminaire international La conservation des architectures de terre sur les sites archéologiques : nouvelles pratiques et perspectives. Ce séminaire a été organisé par le laboratoire CRAterre-ENSAG de l’Unité de recherche AE&CC à l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de...

Réhabiliter le bâti ancien en Dombes

Cette plaquette, destinée au grand public, concerne la réhabilitation du bâti ancien en Dombes. Les auteurs expliquent comment améliorer le confort d’une maison ancienne, comment l’isoler, quels matériaux utiliser et qui contacter pour intervenir sur ce type de bâti. PACCOUD, Grégoire, GÉNIS, Léa, 2014. Réhabiliter...

Call for communications: Terra 2016 – XIIth World Congress on Earthen Architectures / 11-14 July 2016

Terra 2016 is the twelfth in a series of international events organised since 1972, bringing together academics, professionals and experts, and a broad audience gathering around earthen architectures. The congress is organised under the aegis of the ISCEAH Committee of ICOMOS international, in the framework...

Two new exhibitions on earth construction in Paris

Two new exhibitions on earth construction in Paris starting in December ! Grains de Bâtisseurs Building with earth, from material to architecture From December 13th 2014 to March 14th 2015 Considering sand castles in a different way     L’Espace des Sciences Pierre-Gilles de Gennes hosts...