CobBauge Open Day – few spaces left

We have a few spaces left for the CobBauge Open Day at the University of Plymouth, come and take a look at the new build and talk to some of the experts involved in the research of this innovative building

The CobBauge Building Open Day

Come and tour the new CobBauge building on the University of Plymouth campus, part of the Sustainable Earth Institute. 

1st RILEM International Conference on Earthen Construction

This year, for the first time, RILEM is organizing an event specifically dedicated to earthen construction. ESITC Caen has been selected to present the CobBauge project during an oral conference. To know more about it, go to the event’s page. To know the program of these 2 days, it is here.

Crucial phase in developing the CobBauge house prototypes

With the construction of two low-carbon houses in the UK and France edging closer to completion, CobBauge builds its case for a new low energy construction material for houses.

CobBauge: What on Earth is going on?

Thomas Lane, correspondent for, has produced a detailed and richly illustrated article on the CobBauge project.

Eco-construction told on Radio Phenix

On December 4, 2021, Mohamed Boutouil, Deputy Director and Director of Research at ESITC Caen was interviewed for a special program dedicated to Eco-construction. Alongside François Glaizot, project manager at ARPE, Mohamed Boutouil demonstrated the interest of the CobBauge project. For more information, the broadcast is available here (in French only).

Steering group meeting

On Friday 03 December 2021, a steering meeting was held between partners, companies, local authorities and the press.

The FR building is being covered for the winter…

18 months after the previous visit, the press returns to the site to discover a building that is nearing completion.

Monitoring of the pilot building FR

The removal and settlement measures on the French site are being completed under a beautiful Normandy sun.

Construction begins on innovative CobBauge research building

Facility set to be ‘living lab’ for new cob material