Dirt has an image problem: it’s viewed as undesirable and evocative of poverty. At best it’s a building material of the past. But now, thanks to the efforts of several committed architects, dirt is being reexamined as a strong, green, and even elegant material, suitable for multistory buildings. Anna Heringer and Austrian earth artist Martin Rauch took a week to install a demonstration project, MudWorks, in a prominent location in front of the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Working with them on design and installation were Loeb Fellowship colleagues, GSD students, and students from local universities.
See more MudWorks images and learn about the process at the Mudhall Blog.
Watch "MudWorks: A Different Shade of Green," a video featuring Anna Heringer and Martin Rauch.
Mudworks is on view through summer 2012.