Earthen architecture around the world

Earth has been used for eleven millennia and today remains the most widely used building material around the world. One third of the total human population lives in a building made of earth - more than two billion people in 150 countries. Earthen architectures, simple and monumental, are present in a diversity of contexts and meet a vast array of needs.

CRAterre: more than 30 years of involvement

Since 1979, CRAterre, the International center for Earthen architecture, has worked towards the recognition of earth materials as a valid response to the challenges linked to the protection of the environment, the preservation of cultural diversity and the fight against poverty.

In this perspective, CRAterre's three main objectives are centred on:

• Optimizing the use of local resources, human and natural
• Improving housing and living conditions
• Valorising and promoting cultural diversity.

CRAterre has assembled a multidisciplinary team of researchers, professionals, lecturers and trainers, working in collaboration with many partners, as a means to establish creative links between research, on-the-field activities as well as training, knowledge dissemination and sensitization activities.


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Climate.Culture.Peace (24-28 january)

Climate.Culture.Peace (24-28 january)

Registrations for the Climate.Culture.Peace conference (24-28 January 2022) are now open! Register for free for Climate.Culture.Peace and join us in the sharing of stories, experiences, and viewpoints on global climate change, which affects us all. The conference, organized by ICCROM, will foster a welcoming and interactive digital space and includes a diverse range of interesting and ...

 
Created 17 January 2022

Appel à candidature : DSA Architecture de terre (2022-2024)

Appel à candidature : DSA Architecture de terre (2022-2024)

La prochaine session du DSA « Architecture de terre, cultures constructives et développement durable » débutera en novembre 2022. Cette formation post-master dispensée à l'École nationale supérieure d'architecture de Grenoble - UGA et dont les cours théoriques et pratiques sont assurés par les enseignants et les chercheurs de CRAterre-AE&CC aborde sur deux ...

 
Created 16 December 2021

Newsletter décembre | december 2021

Newsletter décembre | december 2021

Cette lettre d’information, rédigée par les membres de l’équipe et publiée deux fois par an, a pour objectif de vous présenter l’actualité des recherches menées au sein du CRAterre. Centrée autour des axes de recherche historiques du laboratoire (Patrimoine, Habitat, Matériaux), elle vous permet de suivre l’actualité des projets, les activités de formation, les événements ...

 
Created 16 December 2021

Tonga, detail shelter response profile : local building cultures for sustainable and resilient habitats

Tonga, detail shelter response profile : local building cultures for sustainable and resilient habitats

The Tonga shelter response profil is in FINAL DRAFT format, for consultation with key shelter institutions and shelter cluster partners for validation, and to support filling information gaps as noted throughout the document.  The Shelter Response Profile aims to provide a basic understanding of the context and key issues, to inform strategic planning of humanitarian shelter responses, ...

 
Created 15 December 2021

[Workshop] Making Earth Into Architecture (Mabiti, 16-17 december)

[Workshop] Making Earth Into Architecture (Mabiti, 16-17 december)

The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) and the French Agency for AlUla Development (Afalula) launched a pilot residency  program in November 2021. This pilot edition, operated by Manifesto, is an 11-week residency gathering six artists from Saudi Arabia, the region, and the world. Their research and work will focus on the oasis, one of AlUla’s most prominent landscapes, and the first stop in “A ...

 
Created 14 December 2021

Making Earth Into Architecture, Invitation to a talk by CRAterre (AlUla, 15 December)

Making Earth Into Architecture, Invitation to a talk by CRAterre (AlUla, 15 December)

Date : Wednesday 15 December 2021 Time : 7:30 PM Location : Mabiti AlUla As part of the weekly public program of the AlUla Art Residency, we are delighted to invite you to « Making Earth Into Architecture », a talk by CRAterre a French non-profit working on earthen architecture. Anis Saoudi, architect and urbanist at CRAterre, ...

 
Created 14 December 2021

Soutenance de Santosh Yadav (10 décembre 2021, en ligne)

Soutenance de Santosh Yadav (10 décembre 2021, en ligne)

Vous êtes chaleureusement conviés à la soutenance de thèse de Santosh Yadav, doctorant du laboratoire 3SR / UGA co-encadré par l’Unité de recherche AE&CC, qui se déroulera le vendredi 10 décembre à 14h dans Amphi Kilian (1381 Rue de la Piscine, 38610 Gières, France). La soutenance sera diffusée en direct via le lien ci-dessous : https://univ-grenoble-alpes-fr.zoom.us/j/96549125919?pwd=d3VIM01tVlJqbmRPeGVuN29iYUdyQT09 ...

 
Created 09 December 2021

[Call for contributions] Climate, Culture, Peace (dealine 22 december 2021)

[Call for contributions] Climate, Culture, Peace (dealine 22 december 2021)

The Climate.Culture.Peace conference (24-28 January, 2022) is calling for contributions ICCROM’s flagship programme – FAR (First Aid and Resilience for Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis) and the British Council’s Cultural Protection Fund have formed an alliance, for the upcoming innovative project– Climate. Culture. Peace. The conference aims to highlight the ...

 
Created 09 December 2021
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