Clayfest 2018

Dr Jim Carfrae (Plymouth University) presents a Pop up on the Interreg Project CobBauge to this year’s EBUKI Clayfest – International Festival of Earthen Architecture in Wexford, Ireland.

Construction of a wall (Caen)

Building of a 2x2m wall to put in the ESITC Caen climate chamber during the event “Fête de la Science” 2018: Preparation of the wall     After a few hours of labour Presentation of cob to high school students  

Cobbauge meeting

The CobBauge team getting together at the PnrMCB headquarters near Carentan in Normandy. We discussed progress, next steps, what can be done to spread the news about CobBauge. More information to come..

Test scale 1

Conducting a second wall to test a more regular implementation of the insulating part was an opportunity to test an idea to dry the wall more quickly. Can a slight airflow in the middle of the wall allow this? To be continued…  

High Performance Building’s Symposium

We are pleased to have a stand at the High Performance Building’s Symposium at Plymouth University:

INFORMATION MEETING – February 13 at ESITC Caen

Want to know more about the Cobbauge project? An information meeting is proposed in Caen on Tuesday February 13th at 5 pm at ESITC-Caen. All project partners will present the context and objectives of this project. Thank you to register on the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/TYIjtQQyOy69tGE03

Dartington Cob House, UK – U-Value Analysis

Returning to one of the modern cob buildings we visited during the project launch, the Dartington Cob House, we are now monitoring in-situ U-values at three different ‘lift’ levels. Monitoring will take place for three weeks before U-value analysis.       

TRAINING COURSE BUILDING WITH COB TODAY

  From the 9th to 13th of april, 2018, amàco organizes a professional training dedicated to the discovery of the technical and aesthetic qualities of cob. The training is intended for all construction professionals: architects, builders, companies, artists, researchers, teachers and material producers. Pre-registrations are open until December 22, 2017. http://www.amaco.org/webapp/website/website.html?id=101&read=true&pageId=1893  

The CobBauge project officially launched

The CobBauge project was publicly presented on November 27, 28 and 29 at Plymouth University

Kick-off meeting: Save the date!

Invitation to the launch of an exciting new research project the 28th November 2017 in Plymouth