Nowadays even architecture has to come to terms with climate change, which is one of the main culprits, but also with the pressing need to continue building.
For this reason, MC A – Mario Cucinella Architects, the company WASP – World’s Advanced Saving Project and SOS – School of Sustainability, have created TECLA, the first eco-sustainable house printed in 3D with raw earth.
The project was presented a few days ago on the occasion of World Earth Day 2021, a futuristic house not for its design or its interiors but for its realization.
TECLA was in fact built using one material and one material only: raw earth. Two printing arms managed by a software, which has optimized the movements, avoiding collisions have conducted the entire construction process.
“TECLA demonstrates that a beautiful, healthy, low-impact home can be built by a machine by informing the material on site. TECLA is the finger pointing to the moon. The Moon is the home as the birthright for every human on earth. Possible already now from TECLA onwards”.
An idea born of photographer Iago Corazza who, during his travels in Africa, had the opportunity to observe up close and stay in these houses built by tribes using only earth, mud or straw.
The idea then became something concrete thanks to the fundamental contribution of architect Mario Cucinella, who managed to create a home from the earth for the earth.
Metaphorically inspired by one of Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, here are all the photos of TECLA, the first innovative model of eco-sustainable housing.