THE MAKING OF AN EARTH OVEN

A few months ago, we got down to building an oven, and thus, Gaia, the earth oven came into existence. Here’s how we went about it. Deciding the Location The location of the oven is important, as it needs sufficient ‘breathing space’ around it. Once the earth oven is put to use, it reaches high…

Scraffiti – Graffiti in mud

  Somewhere in the midst of the Algerian desert an old man sits carefully re-decorating his village house. Like every other year he moulds the soil in his hands and skilfully applies it to the wall. Patiently applying layer over layer, for the final touch he takes his carving tool and skilfully starts to carve…

Weaved In Soil

What happens when an architect who doodles comes for our mud workshops? A wonderful rendition of what went down, of course!! Read on to see Ar. Noorain Ahmed’s version of our wattle and daub panel.

JOURNEY FROM A BOTTLE, TO WALL ART

DISCLAIMER: This is a loose re-telling of the real life events of a bottle, that turned into a wall. REAL LOOSE.HOW IT ALL BEGAN The journey began with the simple idea of collecting used old glass bottles and turning them into economical building materials. IN THE LABORATORY Several combinations of soil, quarry dust, hay and…

A peek into the future of earthen architecture

Ever since the Neolithic period,mud has been an important building material. Looking at more recent times, most of our ancestral homes were either partly or entirely built out of Mud. Even today one third of human-kind live in earthen homes. This brings us to wonder how mud will transform itself in the future… Welcome to…