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MUD WORKS!

STUDIO ANNA HERINGER with LEHM TON ERDE BAUKUNST with ARCHITEKTURMUSEUM DER TUM

Biennale Architettura 2016 - International Exhibition

Biennale Architettura 2016 - International Exhibition

Anna Heringer herself has been advocating for the use of mud because there is no industry lobbying, influencing, or pushing for its use despite all its advantages.
It requires no firing or cooking in order to acquire its final building properties, so almost no energy is needed in transforming matter into material. It is always close to construction sites so it also has a very low carbon footprint in terms of transportation. It provides thermal mass. It can easily be maintained and repaired.
But building codes worldwide tend to ban its use. Legislation has not taken into account that new knowledge has been developed and new technologies can be applied in order to guarantee its safe use. Anna Heringer is trying to use a built project as proof of this so that legislation can be brought up to date.
Anna Heringer also understands that the advantages of the material are not just technical or environmental, but also cultural and social. Its local availability means that people tend to see it as a familiar material, not alien at all. She has therefore developed an architecture as a process of inclusive nature; construction is not just a procedure to build buildings but a means through which to build community.

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  • Title: MUD WORKS!
  • Creator: STUDIO ANNA HERINGER with LEHM TON ERDE BAUKUNST with ARCHITEKTURMUSEUM DER TUM
  • Rights: Photo by: Francesco Galli; Courtesy la Biennale di Venezia, With the support of Arts and Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria, Ricola Foundation, Curry Stone Foundation, Jürgen Laartz, SanMarco - Terreal Italia, Federal State of Vorarlberg, LEHM TON ERDE Baukunst, Department of Architecture, Technical University of Munich, gbd ZT, CommonThread.com

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