Using earth delivers many advantages to your projects:
It mitigates temperature peaks throughout the day, thus it provides a stable and comfortable internal temperature, contributing to passive heating and passive cooling and reducing consumption
It regulates indoor air moisture, providing a healthy living environment
Earth is natural, non-toxic and free of VOCs, thus it creates a healthy and breathable environment. It does not cause allergies and it protects against electromagnetic waves
It delivers a unique materiality to the sensory experience of spaces
It greatly reduces the carbon footprint of construction
It is 100% recyclable at the end of the building lifespan
It allows to use local material and local labor
OUR MISSION IS TO MAKE CONTEMPORARY EARTH CONSTRUCTION ACCESSIBLE: rammed earth, ADOBE (mud bricks), CEB (COmpressed earth blocks), COB AND INNOVATIVE TECHNIQUES like 3d printing.
WE PROVIDE CONSULTING SERVICES TO ARCHITECTURal and ENGINEERING practices, REAL ESTATE DEVELOPERS AND PUBLIC bodies.
WE GUIDE YOU THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE PROCESS, FROM the DESIGN TO the construction WORK.
We are a multidisciplinary global team of highly skilled earthen construction specialists. Together, we offer a full range of consultancy services from the design to the construction work, to help you build efficient and sustainable buildings using earth.
Earth is a complex material, but we can make it easy, bringing many benefits to your building performance and design.
We are present in France, Spain and the United Arab Emirates, and we work worldwide.
LOCAL EARTH ASSESSMENT
We asses the potential use of your local earth, in order to save money and reduce the carbon footprint.
We design the best performing mixture, optimizing your local earth.
ANALYSIS AND COMPARISON OF CONTRACTORS’ OFFERS
We write the Special Technical specifications for contractors and compare their offers.
DESIGN AND TECHNICAL DETAILS SUPPORT
We work together with architects, structural and building performance engineers.
PRODUCTION LINE IMPLEMENTATION SUPPORT
Te ayudamos a crear la línea de producción de materiales de construcción de tierra más eficiente.
WORKSITE SUPERVISION + ACCEPTANCE OF COMPLETED WORK
We supervise the construction and we test and inspect adobe building elements for the final acceptance.
SERVICIOS A MEDIDA
These are some of the services we offer; for tailored services, contact us, we will reply within 24 hours.
why choose us
Most earth construction consultants are experienced in heritage conservation, but at ARQUITECTURA DE TERRA we believe that earth is a material of the future.
All of our experts have a strong background in the building sector, as construction material producers, contractors or architects.
This makes us one of the very few earth construction consultings in the world with a solid experience in contemporary architecture: we’re specialized in matching present-day requirements and building regulations.
We have served a variety of clients, both in Europe and in Middle East, including high profile engineering and architectural firms, building contractors, real estate developers and government agencies.
Over the last decade, we gained on-site experience by building numerous challenging and innovative projects.
Adobe is a traditional building material but a large number of technological innovation is being developed by researchers and producers.
We are engaged with advanced research and analysis in order to support innovative projects with the most-up-to-date adobe construction technologies.