TERRA INCOGNITA ( English Version )
Langue : Anglais
Format : 25x30 cm, 2 books in a boxed set, 222 pages
The two books included in this boxed set are the fruit of the TERRA INCOGNITA project, which was supported by the 'Culture 2000' Program of the European Union.
Together, these works draw up a comprehensive view of earthen architecture in Europe, as well as review key construction and maintenance techniques. They contribute to a wider recognition of a deeply rooted construction culture - bearing many traditions - which is usually little known by general public and yet to be fully acknowledged.
'Discovering European earthen architecture' explores the social and cultural aspects of one of the richest and most varied types of heritage in the world, while opening new perspectives and providing modern architectural solutions that are fully in harmony with today's environnmental priorities.
'Preserving European earthen architecture', is a manual compiling the best techniques and practices for the maintenance and rehabilitation of traditional architecture. The manual is meant to guide and inform all players in earthen architecture, inhabitants, men of the trade and architects, in their efforts to revive earthen constructions that are durable but particularly fragile. The formidable collective work of the many specialists who participated in this project broadens our vision to an unmatched persepctive on a very old construction culture that holds so many promises for the future.