MudWorks: Rammed Earth and Sustainability

Don’t just talk about sustainable buildings. Get your hands dirty!

MudWorks, a demonstration project to highlight the environmental benefits of rammed earth buildings, will begin construction March 17 on the sidewalk in front of the GSD’s Gund Hall. Volunteers are needed to help build the exterior installation, which is expected to spark a wide discussion about current sustainability practices. Be part of this exciting collaborative project.

You can sign up now for two-hour shifts from March 17 -23, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., at gooogle doc at MudWorks Shifts, or at the sign-up sheet in Rm. 305. Volunteers will have the opportunity to build wooden forms, take part in ramming earth and plaster finished walls.

MudWorks is organized by the 2012 Loeb Fellows with design support from GSD students. The installation will be supervised by world renowned rammed-earth specialists, Loeb Fellow Anna Heringer and Austrian artist Martin Rauch.

Like us on facebook You will find a link to the google doc to sign up for shifts here too.  There are tabs along the bottom for the daily schedule.

Look for the MudWorks exhibition on the Experiments wall in the GSD lobby.

Attend the MudWorks lecture with Andres Lepik, Ann Heringer and Martin Rauch on March 22, 6:30 p.m. in Piper Hall.