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SUPERADOBE EARTH DOME WORKSHOP
May 8 - 15
Apulia, Italy

The Cal-Earth Institute (California Institute of Earth Architecture) in collaboration with Vide Terra organize a SuperAdobe workshop in Italy. This 8 days intensive course teaches how to apply the SuperAdobe/earthbag technique for a dome construction.

The workshop attendees will receive an official certificate of completion from the Cal-Earth Institute.

During the workshop we will build a 2,5m (internal diameter) earth dome with a door opening and a window. The purpose of the course is to give the theoretical and practical tools to design and build a small earth structure or a living space.

The workshop will be divided into a theoretical and a practical part.

Theory:
- Earth architecture and the advantages of building with earth
- SuperAdobe technique
- Principle of the arch and of the dome
- Use of the compasses for domes construction
- SuperAdobe domes design principles
- Practical techniques to analyse earth composition
- Water management
- Introduction to waterproofing
- Designing more complex structures, connection between domes, Eco-Dome concept.

Practice:
- Hands on construction of a complete 2,5m earth dome (foundation and structure)
- Creation of openings for doors, windows and ventilation
- Introduction to plastering

See www.videterra.org for more information.

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