Yesterday we worker with the kist students on the torchis. Today we try the roofing, we bring down the wings and we put up the plastic fabric to see the dimension and how to fix it to the structure.
Archive for giugno 2010
Yesterday arch. Armando Barp and arch. Maria Rosa Vittadini arrived at Centre San Marco. We realized different kind of plaster, some with soil and vegetables fibers others with soil and sand mixed in different parts.
We burned some banano leafes and some bamboo wood to have ash, because we would like to mix it in the compound for the adobe bricks to see if they become stronger.
During the working of the yard we took a diary to follow every part of the work from the 7th to the 10th of May.
You can see and download the Diary of the yard from here
We worked with Kist student on many different things. One group realised adobe bricks with several components, some with chipboard, some others with roots and dry grass. It’s so funny to mix the soil with the feet!
The mulding is done after that a part of this compound is put in a square brick.
Another group worked on the realisation of the main structure (vertical bamboo) and on the secondary structure (cutted bamboo weawed) of the torchis.
Another group thought about the torchis wall and how to realise a window in it.
Today we had a lecture of arch. Alberto de Simone about the several use of the bricks. We worked on differents thinks, so we shared in 3 groups. The first started to realise the main entrance. The second projected and started to build the first plugwall using the tecnique of torchis. The third projected and started to do some test with the adobe bricks.
Yesterday we went to Nyanza, during the journey we saw the working of the adobe bricks. In nyanza we visited the museum and the imyanya y’inzu, the traditional house of the king. The house has a circular form. We saw all the different parts of the house, the main are: inkomaizo z’umuryango, the upsights surrounding the house’s entrance to ensure the privacy; ikirambi, the central part of the house where the head of the family sit during the evening with his friends; urubumbiro, in the center of the room used as a fireplace and for decoration; and many others parts of the house.