Craterre

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CRAterre (International Centre on Earthen Architecture), which was founded in 1979, is a research laboratory on earthen architecture based within the National Superior School of Architecture in Grenoble[fr] (ENSAG), France. It has assembled a multidisciplinary team of researchers, professionals, lecturers and trainers to work on the dissemination of knowledge and know-how on raw earthen construction techniques in France and all over the world.

Earthen Architecture Post-Master degree (DSA)[edit]

Since 1984, CRAterre provides a Post-Master's degree on earthen architecture, the DSA Earthen Architecture, a two-year programme leading to a National Specialised Diploma, conferred by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. The three main axes of this training are:

  • Heritage and conservation
  • Building material
  • Human settlement

UNESCO chair "earthen architecture"[edit]

The main objective of the UNESCO Chair “Earthen architecture, construction cultures and sustainable development”, which is led by the CRAterre-ENSAG laboratory since 1998, is to accelerate, on a global level, the dissemination of scientific and technical know-how on earthen architecture (rammed earth, cob, Wattle and daub, Adobe, etc.) and this in two areas:

  • Environment and World Heritage
  • Environment, human settlements/housing

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