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Construction techniques


Adobe - mudbrick

Brick produced by hand or mechanically, with the aid of molds



Pisè - Rammed earth

Clay court mechanically or manually compacted earth with pestles inside formwork


Terra e paglia

Earth and straw

Mixture of straw and slip, beaten inside formwork to create a compact wall



Torchis - Graticcio

Wattle and daub- half timbering Earth and straw mixture used as a plugging of a wooden supporting structure


Compressed blocks - BTC

Bricks obtained by compacting slightly damp earth with mechanical or manual presses


Bauges - COB

Heavy clayey soil and straw mixture, moulded by hand without the use of formwork and stacked to realise