Dates: From July 2nd to 6th
Schedule: Monday to Friday
Duration: 1 week (25 workshop hours)
Tuition fee: 980€ (including lodging and allowance)
Professors: Stephanie Chaltiel (IAAC UPC Innochain Marie Curie), PhD Pere Llorach (ELISAVA), Dron pilot from DroneTools
Where: Escola de Ceràmica de La Bisbal, Baix Empordà
Participants will have the opportunity to build in 5 days a real scale monolithic earthen shell using a novel technique being developed through a European Marie Curie research. The technique called “Droncrete” borrows principles of shotcrete and wattle and daub while using exclusively natural local materials and making the most of drone technology. We will use large drones (two meters diameter) to spray different layers of clay mix on a light formwork.
We will test different kind of mixtures for the different coatings using natural by-products from local agriculture, such as tomato plants stems. Participants will get to understand the phasing of the different mixtures and drying time in between coatings.
We will open minds to new building technologies.