Join us in the design, development and construction of a prototype earth home in Kasirwa, Tanzania. The experience is an opportunity to immerse in the local culture, explore sustainable design initiatives and learn through hands on analysis, field trips and construction of the project with the local community. As well as getting imparted comparative knowledge in state of the art earth building and low cost sustainable building equipment.
The home will be joining the mud house collective to initiate Nka Foundation’s new Artist Village project site in Tanzania. It will serve as a home for local and international artists to use while performing their artist residency with Nka Foundation. Nka has had success in Ghana serving human capital development through use of the arts. The foundation now has the opportunity to continue their mission in Tanzania.
The home will also be used by volunteers who come to the local school to volunteer their time and skills. These volunteers come to Namfua Secondary School to build a classroom, playground for the school or teach summer kids camp or an after school project when school is in session.
We will begin the workshop through site-specific tours of the local architecture and talking to the residents to gain awareness and knowledge of the local building traditions. The design process will then begin to evaluate and refine the design of the Kasirwa Earth House by Marco Grimm & Gwok-Wei Cheung.
Zwischenstand, Anfang Oktober 2016
Nach einigen Wochen der Zusammenarbeit stehen die Grundmauern des Lehmgebäudes.
Die Außenmauern wurden mit selbstgemachten Lehmsteinen gemauert. Die Innenwände werden in Stampflehmbauweise hergestellt. Hierbei wird eine erdfeuchte Lehmmischung in eine Schalung eingebracht und von oben mit speziellen "Stampfern" verdichtet.