Resarch Seminar: Clay and earth architecture
These research modules are part of the Indo-German university cooperation with IIT Roorkee, supported by DAAD. During the third part of our research module we will extend our common database on Indian and European sustainable architecture. This inventory, integrating operational knowledge on substances, building techniques and specific functionalities, will serve as a base for experimental design and building processes. During the Summer term, a series of workshops will be dedicated to experiments with stones of different kinds and origins. We will scrutinize potential combinations of low and high-tech solutions and seek for new interactions between traditional knowledge and digital manufacturing. Real size prototypes and building fragments will be produced in cooperation with craftspersons and industrial partners to demonstrate the potential and range of application of given materials in both aesthetic and ecological perspectives.
Lecturer: Prof. Axel Sowa