2016-02-04

「藁の家・ワークショップ」セミナー

昨年、岡山県上籾みろく農場協議会が棚田百選地区を中心とした保全活動の中で、古民家再生を目的とした現状調査と周辺整備を行いました。
その調査結果を踏まえたうえで、対象古民家の活用方法を、「ストローベイルハウス」「古民家再生」として、地元の方々との意見交換も交えたセミナーを2月2-3日に開催し、具体的なアクションプランを作成します。
主催:上籾みろく農場協議会
素敵な古民家
 和室、落ち着いますね
 地元のいのしし料理
 湧き水の溜池
地元の方々、上籾みろく農場の貝阿彌氏と隈河氏、建築家・吉川宏一氏と光塚茂樹氏、藤井裕也代表、ありがとうございました。

2016-01-28

カメレオンワークス・デザイン事務所 Chameleon Works

Renovation in historic district of Onomichi, Hiroshima. 宮本本店さんの仕事です。
http://miyamotohonten.jp/
昭和23年に建てた民家を天然素材で改造・新事務所・ギャラリー造作
大工がSAKURASAKUさん
http://www.sakurasakunow.jp/
カメレオンワークス[デザイン事務所]
https://www.facebook.com/chameleon.works.japan
 
 
  

2015-10-31

Natural Building Colloquium 2015

Marking the 20th anniversary of the first (1995) natural building colloquium at the Black Range Lodge in Kingston, New Mexico, Builders without Boarders and the Black Range Lodge, in cooperation with Cob Cottage Company, hosted the 2015 Natural Building Colloquium. The following photos paint a broad picture of the venue and workshops that took place. A special thanks to Ya-Yin LIN for all of her help in reaching the event and for some of the photos.


2015-09-25

Haja Center Earth Building and Natural Plastering Workshop

September 14-17 helped teach an earth building and natural plastering workshop at the Haja Center in Seoul, South Korea. The workshop was led by Mr. Seongwon Kim, leader of South Korea's renaissance of hand crafts and appropriate technology. Mr. Minsu Kang of TerraKorea lead the construction of an earthen wall using paper egg crates based on ancient Korea's practice of building cob walls incorporating discarded roofing tiles.






Earth Play Room at the Haja Center, Seoul, South Korea

The Haja Center in Seoul, South Korea hosts an earth play room dedicated to connecting urban children to earth.

More information regarding a recent trip to the Haja Center can seen at the following link:
http://holzhueter.blogspot.jp/2015/09/creativity-summit-at-haja-center-seoul.html
http://holzhueter.blogspot.jp/2015/09/urban-farming-and-seed-saving-at-haja.html

Urban Farming and Seed Saving at the Haja Center, Seoul, South Korea

The Haja Center in Seoul, South Korea provides education in urban farming and seed saving to middle school, high school and post high school students.
 Sweet potatoes, taro potatoes and water catchment system outside the Haja Center
 Roof top garden
 Rice cultivation
 Organic cotton
 Rain water catchment and wash basin for washing vegetables and tools
 Cafeteria vermicompost
 organizing seeds
Seed saving activities
More information regarding a recent trip to the Haja Center can seen at the following link:
http://holzhueter.blogspot.jp/2015/09/creativity-summit-at-haja-center-seoul.html

Creativity Summit at the Haja Center, Seoul, South Korea

The Haja Center is an alternative school in Seoul, South Korea providing education in urban farming, appropriate technology, alternative energy and natural building, as well as courses in graphic design, digital media, film, cooking and restaurant management, etc. The Haja Center hosts a middle school, high school, two-year post high school program, young chef program, entrepreneur incubation center, recording studio, carpentry workshop, bicycle repair center, cafes and countless other programs and workshops.
It is truly an inspiration and heart warming to see young students engaged in learning, passionate about life, and actively creating the society and world in which they want to live.

In November 2012 I attended a wood burning stove course at the Haja Center.
http://holzhueter.blogspot.jp/2012/11/pyro-workshop-at-haja-center-seoul.html
I was recently invited to the annual Creativity Summit hosted by the Haja Center, which included three days of friendship, laughter, good food, inspiration and creativity!
Soren from the People's College of Denmark performing John Lennon's Imagine

2015-08-20

Cafeネンリン Strawbale ストローベイルベンチ

Cafe Nenrin is located in Konan City, Shiga Prefecture, near lake Biwa. The area around lake Biwa was historically a marsh habitat featuring reeds, which were traditionally used as thatch for roofs and a lattice for earthen walls.
Cafe Nenrin features an innovative reed thatch exterior finish and an earthen plaster interior finish. 
 
Along the exterior wall is a straw bale bench reinforced with earth plaster and finished with Kiwado's Nagomi plaster.
The following photos describe the construction of the straw bale bench:
 Deconstruction of the original bench 現在のベンチの解体
Earthen plaster completely recyclable 藁スサを調整して、練り直す
 Re-plaster straw bales 下塗
 Earthen Plaster Brown Coat with Bamboo Baseboard 中塗と竹巾木
 親子で漆喰を塗り付け・押さえ Application and compression of Kiwado's NAGOMI plaster
  Kiwado's NAGOMI plaster finish with bamboo baseboard