IAAС – Earth in the Venice Laguna: from ground to printed architecture

Sant’Erasmo

A 9 day workshop that aims to explore the earth of the Laguna of Venice as a resource to print our buildings. Even if little in use in today’s modern construction, earth has always been used extensively as a building material throughout the world. 3D printing and its new exciting possibilities in terms of design and construction can bring a new way to work with this beautiful material. The workshop is split into three phases. The first one was focused on exploring the geographic condition of the laguna in terms of the different earth qualities that it contains. 


On the first day of the workshop, we had presentations from PhD students from the Department of Geosciences, the University of Padova about their research on salt marshes sediments, hydrodynamics and morphology of the lagoon today.  

On the second day, we went to salt marshes to collect the samples.

4th, 5th, 6th of October – directed by Edouard Cabay together with V-A-C research residents. 

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