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EARTHEN CITIES
FOR THE RIGHT TO BUILD WITH EARTH MATERIAL
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RAW GROUND MATERIAL
AN ANCIENT MATERIAL TO BUILD THE HABITAT OF THE FUTURE
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PAESAGGI DELLA TERRA CRUDA
IN ARMONIA CON L'AMBIENTE NATURALE E LA CULTURA DELLE COMUNITÀ

News

Activity

Terraccogliente

The cultural- touristic itinerary terraccogliente leads you through the earth houses, open to guests following the concept of ospitalità diffusa (widespread hospitality).

Educational Activities

The Association, in collaboration with the University, Training Institutions and the Associations, organizes educational activities to make the earth material and the different construction techniques known.

The Library of the raw earth

At the Documentation Centre of raw earth in Samassi there is a library with a documentary heritage specifically dedicated to earth architecture and sustainable living in general.

Projects

Architecture Archives Vico Mossa

The Municipality of Serramanna in collaboration with the Associazione Città della terra cruda and the support of the academic world is committed to the enhancement of the Archives of Architecture of Vico Mossa.

Helps Project

Progetto HELPS - Erasmus Plus

The Erasmus + programs replaced Leonardo programs and are strategic partnerships aimed at exchanging experiences and codifying "certified" training paths.

HELPS - Humanity Earth Life Population Solidarity

L U X I _ Colour balance: sardinian soils.

Il progetto curato dall'artista Isabella Breda riguarda la realizzazione del catalogo cromatico delle terre di Sardegna per un loro uso nelle finiture d'intonaco.

Multimedia

Video

La cultura dello costruire e dell'abitare gli edifici di terra nei video.

Photogallery

This is a selection of some of the photographic projects promoted by the Association.

Audiovisual archive

Audiovisual archive project by Andrea Mura for Associazione Nazionale Città della Terra Cruda.

INHABITING THE EARTH

Manifesto for the right to building with raw earth

Building with earth, is to rethink both globally and locally about using the resources of our planet by overcoming the challenge of combining the earth, water and sun with technology, culture, social aspects, economy and environment.
Building with earth, is to defend the right to implement a natural building material which is environmentally friendly, abundant, easily available and accessible to the maximum number of people so as to enable the poorest to build their home “with what they have under their feet”.
Building with earth, is to promote local resources, both human and natural, improve living conditions, enhance cultural diversity and maintain social support systems for construction and maintenance of the built environment.
Building with earth, is to use a ”natural concrete” which offers a real ecological and economic alternative to materials and production processes which are harmful to the environment.
Building with earth, is to upgrade, adapt and transform more than 11,000 years of knowledge and know-how and to associate this timeless material to innovative architecture.
Building with earth, is to recognize the cultural value of the vernacular habitat, to oppose their destruction and encourage rehabilitation of buildings while respecting the material and the architectural expression.
Building with earth, is to further develop the art of building and shaping complex forms in a holistic way by combining architecture, aesthetics and decoration.
Building with earth, is to develop innovation so as to optimize the material, to simplify construction processes and to produce new architectures.

 
CRATerre, National High School of Architecture of Grenoble, Network of the UNESCO Chair “Earthen Architecture”, EcologiK, Architectures à vivre, Auroville Earth Institute, Dominique Gauzin-Müller, Jean Dethier, Lipsky-Rollet, Anna Heringer, Martin Rauch, Francis Diébédo Kéré, Marcelo Cortes, Rick Joy, Satprem Maïni, Network PROTerra, Network AsTerre

 

Inhabiting the earth
20 years for the right to build with raw earth

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