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In a 12-day workshop, Building Trust International and Terraepaglia joined the Ciuffelli Agricultural Technical Institute in Todi, Italy, with the aim of exploring a series of construction techniques with raw soil. In addition to producing earth bricks and rammed earth structures -in collaboration with experts such as Eliana Baglioni and Pouya Khazaeli-, a curved wall was erected with a wooden structure and a cane framework, on which a massive layer of earth and straw was spread. The activity generated a series of internal spaces as a kind of laboratory, to show the construction methods and the materials in situ. Description from the team. Following a number of successful design workshops held in South East Asia, the Building Trust team ventured to Europe for developing this design and build project. Building Trust was requested by Terraepaglia, a group of artisan handicraft experts who specialize in natural construction methods, to assist in working on the restoration of an old oil mill which was in the process of being renovated. View more View full description
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