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[CALL] Terra Education IV : Changing Scale | Changer d’échelle | Cambiar de escalaAPPEL / Terra Education IV :

[EN] Since the middle of the last century, efforts have been made to better exploit the potential of earth as a building material. All over the world, interest in earthen architecture is growing, and research centres are multiplying, as are training efforts. However, the major projects carried out in the 1970s (e.g. “Village terre” in […]

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Postgraduate | basehabitat : Master of Advanced Studies – Architecture (deadline Dec 12, 2023)

The Postgraduate is aimed at professionals and graduates in architecture who wish to learn and enhance their skills and abilities by expanding their outreach to address social and environmental issues. Aware of the global challenges we face, ranging from environmental destruction and dwindling resources to poverty and growing inequality, the need to prepare future architects […]

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VI edizione full immersion nulla terra (Pula ( Italy, 24-28 July 2023)

DICAAR – Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Ambientale e Architettura – Università degli Studi di Cagliari with the UNITWIN UNESCO Chair “Earthen Architecture, Building Cultures and Sustainable Development”, in collaboration with Luca Noli Association and Associazione Internazionale Città della Terra Cruda; supported by the Consiglio Internazionale dei Monumenti e dei Siti – Comitato Nazionale Italiano and […]

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21° Festival Grains d’Isère : journée portes ouvertes (Villefontaine, 24 mai 2023)

Grains d’Isère, c’est d’abord un immense tas de terre qui est transformé sur place en matériau de construction par des é, des, des chercheurs et des chercheuses, des architectes, des ingé, des artistes et des professionnel.les de divers horizons. Le festival offre à tous l’occasion de toucher, de manipuler et d’explorer la matière terre […]

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WORKSHOP habiTER.REhabiliter (France, May, 22-26)

Students, teachers, professionals: come and experiment with earth material from May 22 to 26, 2023 during the Workshop 𝐡𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐓𝐄𝐑.𝐑𝐄𝐡𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐫! This workshop, organized as part of the 21° Festival Grains d’Isère, will be an opportunity to explore the earth material and its use as a material in the building industry in order to find low-carbon constructive […]

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BASEhabitat International Summer School 2023 – on earthen and bamboo construction

July 16 – 30, 2023, Altmuenster, Austria We want to promote regenerative building materials in contemporary architecture. Join us and learn from world-leading experts how to build with earth and bamboo. Take the chance for networking in an international setting. The summer school offers intensive hands-on experience, combined with theory on material science and discussions […]

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Versus Plus, heritage for people : educational tools to transmit heritage values

CRATERRE, UPA, UNICA, UNIFI, UPT, RAKOTOMAMONJY, Bakonirina, MORISET, Sébastien, SANCHEZ MUNOZ, Nuria, 2022. VERSUS Plus, Heritage for people, Educational tools to transmit heritage values. Villefontaine : CRAterre. 68 p. ISBN 979-10-96446-44-5.   Abstract The VERSUS + project (2019-2023) is a continuation of the VERSUS project (2013- 2015) which described the lessons to be drawn from […]

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The proceedings of the international seminar TERRA Education III, organized in 2018 on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the creation of the UNESCO Chair “Earth Architecture, Building Cultures and Sustainable Development” and in the framework of the WHEAP Program, are now available online. It was held on the campus of the University of […]

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Earth Building UK and Ireland – EBUKI

Presentation of the institution EBUKI was established in 2009 to bring together all the earth building interests, commercial, design, academic, training and research. We recognized that there was interest in earth as a material to design, repair and build with, as a tool for de-carbonising construction, as a way to shift relationships within both the […]

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Taller “Proyectando y construyendo en Burkina Faso: una biblioteca per a l’escola de Baasneere”

El taller “Proyectando y construyendo en Burkina Faso: una biblioteca per a l’escola de Baasneere” organizado desde la Cátedra UNESCO de Arquitectura de Tierra, Culturas Constructivas y Desarrollo Sostenible, del 4 al 8 de julio de 2022 en la ETSAV (Universitat Politècnica de Valéncia) en colaboración con la asociación Algemesí Solidari y su contraparte A3B. […]

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Workshop « Full immersion nella terra » (Italia)

The UNITWIN UNESCO Chair “Earthen Architecture, Building Cultures and Sustainable Development” and the Luca Noli Association, in collaboration with the Municipality of Serrenti and the International Association Città della Terra Cruda, organize 4 days practical workshops on earthen building techniques. The 4 workshops, lasting 8 hours a day, will be coordinated by professionals trained at […]

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VerSus: Lessons from Vernacular Heritage in Sustainable Architecture

[EN] The main objectives of the VerSus project are to identify fundamental principles from vernacular heritage, and to explore ways to integrate those principles into the design of a more eco-responsible architecture. The project also encourages an EU-wide intercultural dialogue, through the launch of a network of experts and institutions working in the fields of […]

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I manuali del recupero dei centri storici della sardegna

I Manuali del Recupero nascono nel quadro delle iniziative della Regione Sardegna e del suo Assessorato all’Urbanistica dirette a fornire strumenti sempre più approfonditi nella fase attuativa della pianificazione paesaggistica regionale. I Manuali sono progettati per supportare gli Enti Locali nel passaggio ad una gestione “di qualità” degli interventi sul patrimonio edilizio storico, in termini […]

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Terre, Femmes et Savoir-faire – 3ème édition, 4 – 8 juil. 2022 (Villefontaine, France)

Cette troisième édition de l’événement Terre, Femmes et Savoir-faire intitulée “La force des liens, inventivité et créativité des femmes dans la construction”, affirme la volonté de souligner la force des liens entre femmes, écologie et terre, avec la conviction que ces rapprochements sont stimulants pour penser et agir de façon écoresponsable et ainsi préserver l’habitabilité […]

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[Call for applications] DSA “Earthen architecture, building cultures and sustainable development” | CRAterre

APPLY NOW FOR THE 2022-2024 SESSION Call: from December 2021 until the end of February 2022.Find all the info at:     Objectives The post-master mention « architecture and heritage » specialty « earthen architecture » aims to meet international social demand in areas related to the professions of earth architecture and more particularly in the following areas: the […]

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