Sustainable reuse of earthen architecture and its lessons for contemporary architecture

measure the
real possibilities

To measure the real possibilities of the contribution of the rehabilitation of traditional earthen dwellings and of the construction of new earthen buildings in consolidated historic contexts. Aspects examined will include the processes of decarbonisation, adaptation to climate change, and energy saving while respecting the heritage values of vernacular architecture.

provide feasible
guidelines and actions

To provide feasible guidelines and actions to execute sustainable rehabilitation and construction interventions with earth in urban and rural historic settings, taking into account all aspects of cultural, heritage, social, economic and environmental sustainability.

the rehabilitation

To promote the rehabilitation of existing dwellings and the construction of new earthen architecture as a valid possibility for the future, aiming for environmental, sociocultural and socioeconomic sustainability.