earth construction workshop
earth construction workshop
Sat 3rd (9am) – Sun 4th November (4pm) 2007
Gudhara Holistic Sanctuary, Southern Highlands
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10 Formal Hours as CPE activity
What the workshop is about
“I believe Earth Building is appropriate, renewable and sustainable technology. It is the ultimate Green Building material. Ancient yet still relevant it is what the world needs today to deliver buildings that are desirable, beautiful, comfortable, safe and durable without costing the Earth.”
Peter Hickson, Earth Builder.
This two day residential workshop for Architects and Building Professionals will introduce participants to earth building. You will develop an understanding and appreciation for the use of unfired earth as a building material. This will incorporate a brief history of earth construction as well as current design principles and technologies. You will learn how to create healthy and energy efficient earth buildings with climate responsive design. This will enable you to resource suitable materials and produce mudbricks and achieve practical skills in the art of cob building.
This is a hands on workshop so as well enlightening our minds you will get our hands and feet dirty. The practical sessions will unlock the materials' secrets, magic qualities and reveal its simple beauty.
- Recognition of earth building traditions from Australia around the World
- Appreciation of the benefits and qualities of earth as a Green Building material.
- Knowledge of how to use earth in appropriate climate responsive design
- Practical hands on skills in selecting and testing suitable material, mixing cob
material, making cobs and building a cob wall.
Peter Hickson: is a builder who specialises in earth building in the Shoalhaven area. Peter has completed over fifty earth projects in the 25 years he has been working with earth. He has been conducting earth building workshops for 9 years, has written many articles and presented papers on earth building. He has completed 3 assignments to the Philippines introducing Earth Building Technology. He is moving into the area of earth building education and consultancy. He has served for many years on the committee of the Earth Building Association of Australia and is currently Vice President of EBAA.
Greg O'Donnell: B. Arch(Hons) is a chartered architect and director of Architecture of Spirit. He uses ancient design traditions as a core component for his architecture practice in connecting people with the natural environment. Greg has designed Hindu Temples, Retreat Centres, Meditation Pavilions and residential projects using conventional and alternative building materials. He has lectured at universities in Australia and overseas and regularly conducts professional training seminars.
Investment - $495. Includes all materials for workshop participation, handouts, accommodation and organic vegetarian meals. For registration fill in the form attached and post/fax with payment to Gudhara Holistic Sanctuary, 831 Red Hills Road Marulan 2579. More detailed information on what to bring, itinerary and directions to Gudhara will be provided on registration.
The Venue . . . Gudhara Holistic Sanctuary
Gudhara Holistic Sanctuary is a 100 acre retreat venue in the Southern Highlands 2 hours south of Sydney run under the principles of social, economic and environmental sustainability. Weekend retreats and workshops are conducted with an emphasis on raising consciousness for personal and global transformation. Land management is based on permaculture and biodynamic principals. Accomodation is in comfortable twin share rooms with central heating. For more information and directions see www.gudhara.org.au or phone (02) 4841 1632.
Gudhara Holistic Sanctuary. . . Australia's Leading Sustainable Retreat Centre
arts + environment + spirituality
831 Red Hills Road
Marulan NSW 2579
P 02 4841 1632
F 02 4841 1632
M 0403 203 963
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