Blackhouse from 🏴Scotland and 🇨🇮Ireland. It is a long narrow traditional house type from highlands in mentioned countries. Isle of Lewis in Hebrides is especially famous for blackhouses. Some named blackhouses were transformed into museums for visitors. Traditional names are “t(a)igh-dubh” in Scottish Gaelic and “teach dubh” in Irish. Generally built with double dry-stone walls packed with earth. Entrances are a very low doorway. Roofs are of skeleton frame covered with a thatch of turf, straw and reed. Rarely, small windows can be placed on roofs. Floor is finished with flagstone or once again packed earth. As expected, there is a central hearth but no chimney. Smoke made its way through the roof instead. Soot led a black layer of plaster in interior which is the exact reason of the adoption of the name “blackhouse”. Also, the blackened roof is stripped down each year and black thatch is used as fertilizer for crops while the roof was rethatched for next year. Lately built houses with modern construction techniques were also called “white houses”. These structures also sheltered the livestock. People lived in one end, and animals in the other with a partition in between. However, around the turn of twentieth century, new laws were passed to stop the practice of animals sharing living quarters with humans. [Image credits: (1) gethealthgotravel.com / (2) “LornaMCampbell” from Wikicommons / (3) isleoflewisdescendants.blogspot.com / (4) “tdecember” from Wikicommons / (5) “Laddir Laddir” from Flickr / (6) Anne Burgess from geography.org.uk / (7) Rich Hoeg from 365daysofbirds.com / (8) Historic Scotland / (9) adventureswithbessie.wordpress.com / (10) undiscoveredscotland.co.uk]
❤️I The Súgan chair and this beautiful soft limed plaster, its this aesthetic that motivates me . It is what I remember from my childhood in my granny’s cottage from Newcastle West I remember the strange vaulted cottage sheet lined roof and the one tap stretched across the lime washed walls when they finally got water. And itchy back of the legs from sitting on the chairs but I miss them. Will be dragging them out of the sheds for the last episode of our new show . Have to say they work very well with the Scandinavian aesthetics of @ikeaie .....love Ireland ,love design , love Europe. #irishdesigners#interiordesign#irisharchitects homerescue @cocotelevision @ikeaie photography by Alva Mac Gowan who I cannot find a tag fi
These last few weeks the future of the project has been very uncertain. The construction of the dormitory has been much slower than expected, and the money raised through participation fees from international workshop participants has already been exhausted. As a result, we thought for a while that we could not complete the dormitory. But after discussing the issue with our local participants and other community members, it now seems clear that the community wants to see the project complete, even if it means making sacrifices and working without compensation. Yesterday we organized a big brick-making event with over 20 local volunteers who made a total of 740 bricks. A big thank you to the community of Karsi Kunda for taking more ownership of the project so that we can see it complete!
Also, we are looking for more VOLUNTEERS to join our EARTH ARCHITECTURE WORKSHOP in Gambia in October or November!
We are in the process of building a dormitory for a new vocational school that aims to teach local youth skills that can help them find employment. The design of the dormitory is the result of an experimental design phase that involved locals of Karsi Kunda village. The dormitory has a mix of rammed earth and mud brick walls and a Nubian vault roof.
The construction of the school is also a part of the school's education. One of the main goals of the project is to share knowledge between locals and internationals - both ways! Workshop participants will thus learn a lot about the social aspects of architecture and how it is to work with architecture projects together with a local community in a developing country.
WHEN: April to November, 2018 (minimum stay two weeks)
COST: 400€ donation to project costs + 80€/week for food and accommodation
The Eltham Mudbrick Tour showcases a range of mudbrick houses, both by Alistair Knox and his contemporaries in the area. It is a once-a-year opportunity for you to discover more than half a century’s worth of experimentation, design and construction – and the importance of Nillumbik Shire’s earth building heritage in the Australian alternative housing movement.
The Tour maintains an over 50-year tradition pioneered by Alistair Knox. It is run by Eltham High School community volunteers to support the school’s renowned music program. While this page is not directly associated with this community group, the tours are a brilliant initiative in opening up these significant houses to the public. Check www.elthammudbricktour.org for more details on the houses that will be open to the public this year and ticket sales, or follow them on Facebook for regular updates.
5 bulan terakhir, saya terlibat dalam persiapan kerjasama antar 7 kementerian. Kemenko perekonomian, Kemenpar, KemenPU, Kemendes, Kominfo, KemenKUKM, Kemenpora. Tidak mudah memang, tapi terima kasih untuk Pak Menko Perekonomian, Pak Darmin Nasution yang berkenan memimpin ini.
Peresmian dimulainya pekerjaan bersama ini on site akhirnya dilaunching 20 Sept 2018, oleh Pak @menpar.ariefyahya .
Di 4 desa di Kabupaten Humbang Hasundutan, Sumatera Utara akan dimulai penataan hunian berarsitektur nusantara untuk homestay berikut infrastruktur jalan, penerangan, fasum, fasos, dan pelatihan SDM, hingga pembuatan buku saku dan buku panduan untuk kuliner, homestay dan story telling.
Banyak tim yang terlibat dan semua akan bekerja keras mengupayakan agar pelatihan dan pekerjaan benar terlaksana di desa demi peningkatan perekonomian di desa.
Lembah Bakkara ini punya potensi ecowisata, dan sejarah yang amat besar.
Mohon doa restu ya semoga cita-cita Pak Presiden, Pak Menko, Pak Menpar dan cita-cita kami semua bisa terwujud. Horas! Syalom! Mauliate!
Bersama (dari kiri ke kanan) :
Bupati Tobasa, Bpk. Darwin Siagian
Menkominfo, Bpk. Rudiantara
Gub. Sumut, Bpk. Edi Rahmayadi
Menpar, Bpk. Arief Yahya
Bupati Humbahas, Bpk. Dosmar Banjarnahor
Deputi KoordinasiEkraf, Kewirausahaan&Daya Saing Koperasi dan UKM, Kemenko Perekonomian, Bpk. Rudy Solahudin
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