CONTEMPORARY ECOLOGICAL BUILDING

Introductory lecture and demo about contemporary ecological building and finishing possibilities. 





DECORATIVE TECHNIQUES WITH CLAY PLASTER

Sgraffito - the motif or pattern is scratched into the clay plaster.
Modeling - embossed motif or pattern is formed on the clay plaster surface. 
Stenciling - the motif or pattern is applied on the clay plaster surface using stencil.



ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE HEATER  

How to plan, design, and build a highly efficient and environmentally sustainable heater? What kind of materials should be used for this purpose?




NATURAL PAINTS

Color theory, different natural paints, techniques, decorative elements.





LIME PLASTER

Necessary basics of why, how, and where to use lime plaster. Different base surfaces, various lime plasters, reinforcement, finishing, and maintenance.




STRAW BALE CONSTRUCTION

How to build and finish a straw bale house? The participants will get to know different straw building techniques, we will focus on one technique.




RAMMED EARTH

Rammed earth is formed by compacting loose moist sub-soil,
placed in layers 10-15 cm deep, inside the temporary formwork. Compaction is generally dynamic, through the use of manual or pneumatic rammers. For modern construction it
offers a beautiful, high-quality, durable and ecological building method for walls, floors, furniture and design elements.

LIGHT EARTH

An insulation material, containing either organic (straw, hemp or flax shives, cork, woodchips etc.) or mineral (expanded clay, foam glass, perlite, vermiculite etc.) aggregate, mixed with clay slip. It is formed by compacting loose moist mixture, within the timber frame, using temporary formwork or the mixture is used to make blocks, which are laid within the frame after drying.

CLAY PLASTER

Necessary basics of why, how, and where to use clay plaster. Different base surfaces, various clay plasters, reinforcement, finishing, and maintenance.




TADELAKT 

Tadelakt is a traditional Moroccan plastering technique. Hard stones are used to polish the surface of special lime plaster for compression, and olive oil soap is used to treat it, resulting in hydrophobic properties.



EARTH BUILDING RENOVATION

Necessary basics of how to renovate an earth building. We cover the causes of damage, what kind of materials should be used for renovation and finishing, and how to maintain the building in the future.



FIELDSTONE BUILDING RENOVATION 

Necessary basics of how to conserve and renovate a fieldstone building. We cover the causes of damage, what kind of materials should be used for renovation and finishing, and how to maintain the building in the future.



CLAY AND LIME STUCCO

The fine finish clay and lime stuccos offer an endless variety of unique patterns and surface finishes - from matt even surface to shiny marble effect. Stucco can be used to create accent surfaces or to cover entire walls.



HEMPCRETE 

Hempcrete is a bio-composite building and insulation material, which contains mainly hemp shives and lime. It is formed by compacting loose moist mixture, within the timber frame, using temporary formwork or the mixture is used to make blocks, which are laid within the frame after drying out.


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