Soil came into being 4 billion years ago. It was generated through a combination of dead organisms and grains of minerals. Soil has been, and will continue to be a cradle of life.
Since the birth of mankind, humans have been creating their dwellings with their hand using the materials at hand. They would sometimes use wood, and stones on other occasions depending on availability.
When it comes to the soil, the material is available everywhere in the world, and there is no concern of depletion.
This is the reason we decided to develop a new architectural component using basically soil only, by adding scarce amounts of natural additives.
We started our researches in three directions. To formulate a new architectural model of “soil + natural additives” which can be 100% recycled, to develop new architectural technologies that can be easily applied in scenes of natural disasters in and out of Japan, and to improve the specification of existing buildings using soil.