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SEDA / A&DS Earth Building Night

March 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

SEDA and A&DS Materials Library present  their annual collaborative materials event: this time looking to (re)introduce the Scottish  architectural community to the age-old repertoire of earthen building techniques. 

The craft of transforming the earth beneath  our feet into floors, plasters and walls is as  old as construction itself and has not simply survived but been honed and refined for use in a contemporary context and is currently enjoying a renaissance – and renewed research interest – thanks to a dedicated community of architects, builders, hobbyists and research partners. 

This event shall present practitioners with extensive experience with earth building to encourage its further uptake across Scotland. You will get a chance to ask questions and join us for a drink with the speakers afterwards in a nearby hostelry!

Featured speakers:

Rowland Keable: Based in London, Director Rammed Earth Consulting CIC, Honorary Associate Professor UNESCO Chair of Earthen Architecture, on understanding current practice in Earth construction

Rowland works in particular with rammed earth as a material in a wide range of situations, which includes consulting, bringing the technical knowledge of the material to design teams in a new build context. He also works with commercial and academic testing facilities in live projects and research work and teaches mainly to academic students and small workshops, including commercial on-site training.

Joel Franklyn: stone mason and turf builder, based on Skye

Joel lives and works on a small croft on the Isle of Skye. He is a stonemason conservator, working all over Scotland the wider UK, Spain and France. He has trained in the turf building in Iceland and has invited to run courses in turf building at more than one EBUKI Clayfests. He has recently been involved with building with turf on a project for Arc Architects in Glen Doll, Angus.

These are always very popular so book your places early at:


Come along and find out all about another crucial ecological material! See you there.


March 28
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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