Workshops at Cal-Earth

Workshops at Cal-Earth (The California Institute of Earth Art and Architecture)
More information HERE
  • September 20-25 One-Week Workshop
  • October 18-23 One-Week Workshop
  • November 15-20 One Week Workshop
What are the subjects taught?
Below is a list of topics covered in our workshops. Teaching methods are in the tradition of Nader Khalili with philosophy, design theory, and principles taught through the expression of the hands-on experience.

Topics Covered:The principle of the arch
  • Superadobe basics
  • Soils practicum and discussion
  • Super-adobe with stabilized earth
  • Plaster workshop with stabilized earth
  • Learning to read blueprints, elements of design, placing windows and doors
  • Contrasting domes with vaults, vaulted roofing system, dome geometry
  • Site planning, orientation, simple solar passive strategies
  • Compass theory and application
  • Waterproofing, foundations
  • Ceramics discussion and Introduction
  • Properties of clay, ceramics as art and aesthetics & ceramic architecture
  • Building with brick & firing a ceramic dome — demonstration and discussion

One-week intensive workshop - $1,600 (For couples and groups a discount of 20% applies for the 2nd person onwards.)

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