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Closeburn Pavilion
Closeburn, QLD, Australia

Date

Nov 17 (phase one complete)

 

Client

Private

 

Funding

Soil Science Australia

 

Overview

A simple space for retreat and connecting with nature.  The experimental structure will use a range of earth construction techniques based on the site soil. Funding for the first phase of the project came through an arts grant with Soil Science Australia. Working with soil scientists we analysed the clay before prototyping 10 different building components, the most successful of which will be taken forward into the building itself.  

 

Process

All the following were made using soil from one site.

Roof Tiles

Fired Brick

Tiles and pavers.

Lightweight Cladding Tiles

Pottery Experiments

Mud Brick

Compressed Earth Block

Naturally Dyed Cotton

 

Outcomes

Understanding the sciences of soil

Extending our knowledge of construction techniques

 

Outputs

Exhibition

Product Line

Film

 

Team and Partners

Clare Kennedy

Tom O’Shea

Acacia Stevenson

Sobi Slingsby

Thomas Collins

Olivia Daw

Kelly Nortje

Steve Szell

Catherine and Mick O’Shea

Claypave Pty Ltd

Ben Harms

Jim Payne

Kelly Bryant

John Bennett

Samford Commons

Alice Norton

Mandy Kennedy

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