“We often think of sustainability in terms of high-tech solutions and it isn’t possible for everyone in the world to have high-tech solutions. That’s exclusive, which isn’t sustainable. Building with earth, you can have a lot of people involved – it’s about communities too.”
Testing of different earth mixtures: hands-on tests besides theoretical background-informations are vital to understand the characteristics of the material.
Photos from the Workshop on Modern Earthen Structures and Sustainable Architecture
Dhaka, 17th - 29th March 2009
Jointly organized by: Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB) and the Housing and Building Research Institute Bangladesh (HBRI) and BASEhabitat/ University of Art Linz