Ekolojİk yaşam merkezİ - Kadıköy

60 m2 strawbale house (straw work and base coat plaster)


Strawbale Educational Building

Initiated by the Kadıköy Municipality in Istanbul, this project lasted three weeks, including two week-long workshops. Strawbale was fitted into the wood frame, rough earthen plasters were applied both inside and outside, compressed earth blocks (CEB) were produced for interior walls and a sgraffito design was made in the main room. Experiments such as cob and rammed earth benches were also conducted.
Theory was also provided trough presentations about natural building at the TAK cultural center in Kadıköy.


participants involved

strawbales used

CEB produced