Building with earth materials have become a goal in the building of Studio Viktor Sørless in recent years. Concrete may be the foundation of modern life taming time and elements. But its manufacture consumes abundant energy. Concrete is rigid, turning our blue and green environment increasingly gray. There is an ecological alternative: building with earth.
Building with earth materials can be an important solution to solve our climate problems.
That’s why we work on a paradigm shift in construction. Please find here a link list of arcticles that promote earthen architecture.
Xinatli – Towards Earthen Architecture. Why we need to use materials that are embedded, building on the interconnectedness of all life and its recreation.
Domus – An alcove in raw earth commemorates the experience of birth. The Hittisau Women’s Museum houses a new building by Anna Heringer, made of earth and natural materials.
The Guardian – Concrete: the most destructive material on Earth. After water, concrete is the most widely used substance on the planet. But its benefits mask enormous dangers to the planet, to human health – and to culture itself.
Archdaily – Francis Kéré: Center for Earthen Architecture.
Koru Architects: Benefits of building with earth, plus examples.
Project: Building with earth material, own research
Year: 2018 – ongoing
Photos: Bernard Hermant, Anton Spielmann (Rammed Earth Wall), Section Dune House