“Work continues in El Jicarito School site! The elementary class is almost finished and the preschool is in very good shape! We are getting closer! Thanks to all the groups that have helped over the past weeks, the community, Seeds of Learning and all of you for your support!
On a different note, our collective, knitknot architecture, has been awarded the RUNNER UP prize in the competition “City of Dreams Pavilion 2017”, organized by Figment and Governors Island in New York. The project proposed a continuation in the social, material and formal explorations of the Earthbag System as a collaborative construction, and we are extremely happy to see the enthusiastic reception from the jury and organization!
As opposed to traditional construction, Earthbags use only non-destructive techniques, making the construction completely reversible, and materials easily returned.
Other advantages of this construction technique include:
•Low cost of materials.
•Easy process that uses few materials, making it easy to teach volunteers and to control quality.
•Fast and systematized, works great with an organized group of workers.
•No construction knowledge required. Materials are easy to work with and understand.
•The construction doesn’t rely on accurate cement mixes, for example, or specialized labor: the quality of each layer can be checked instantly, making it safe for construction and later use.”
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