Using glass bottles as a colorful mural. Cob, a building material from subsoil, sand, and straw, is used to create sculptural elements.
Many colors are created with the use of clay! Clay paint brings the cob sculpturing to life. Mineral pigments are used to create different colors. A real palete from the earth.
Creative juices flow as this "Garden" theme was chosen to create a 3-D wall mural.
A bench created with salvaged building materials, creating a "truth" window into the numerous pieces of "trash" that were buried into the walls to take up space and provide an alternative outlet for the outrageous flow of unwanted or broken belongings. A drive was taken at the museum for unwanted, broken, or hard to recycle plastic toys.
The cob walls are protected from the elements with the use of a roof with extended overhangs.
Bamboo is a vestal and extremely strong natural material. It can be cut and spilt whole poles of Bamboo to create intricate walls coverings. All locally harvested.
A living roof provides the perfect opportunity to create more space for plants and beauty!
Museum visitors were encouraged to engage in the building process. Working with Cob Construction is universally accessible to people of all ages. The mixing of Subsoil, Sand, and Straw can be done fairly easily with the use of a tarp. People use their feet in the creation of a homogeneous build material.
Great fun is had by all! What other building materials can be as simple to create and use? Not many I can assure you! There are no mistakes. If you make a mix that cracks it can be fixed! If you create but later regret a detail or form, it can be fixed! Cob can be easily taken down, rehydrated, or remixed to have many second opportunities to create what you are happy with.
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