Did you know there were plenty of examples of earthen architecture right here in Europe? Next Monday December 3rd, the COAC (Colegio de Arquitectos de Catalunya) will be hosting the inaugural conference of two exhibitions on earthen architecture, one of which will display a record of earthen architectural heritage across Europe.
The first exhibition, titled Earth Domes and Habitats: Villages of Northern Syria. An architectural tradition shared by East and West, is the result of an EU project developed through the cooperation of various European universities and institutions and the Directorate-General of Antiquities and Museums of Syria. The exhibit lends a valuable perspective on the remarkable tradition of earth dome houses in northern Syria. The exhibition and accompanying book have been recognized by the International Council on Monuments and Sites for the Patrimony of Earthen Architectural Heritage.
The photographic exhibition Terra [in]coognita. Earthen architecture in Europe showcases the results of the research project “Terra [in]cognita. Conservation of earthen architecture in Europe” (2006-2007) in an aim to raise awareness on the existence and preservation of earthen architectural heritage in Europe, as well as its contemporary applications. This phase of the project was financed by the Culture 2007-2013 program of the European Union and counts on the support of the Provence-Alps-Côte d’Azur region.
This exhibitions will be on show until January 5th at Espai Picasso, COAC (Plaça Nova, 5 08002 – Barcelona). Click here for a pdf of the flyer.