- Per Request
- 12 Days
- Bio-Construction Education:
- Build walls and domes of lightweight dirt and straw, adobe vaults and arches, thread weather-resistant tarrajeos and plaster walls with clay and color pigments
- Machu Picchu, Pisac, Kenko, Sacsayhuaman, Puca-Pucara, Andahuaylillas, Moray and Maras, Piqillacta, Tipon and Cusco
- Issued by the School of Regional Architects of Cusco
- 2 months prior to departure
Discover Andean bio-construction and its modern day applications through hands-on workshops and guided architectural visits to ancient Inca sites and modern colonial constructions.
We will begin our journey in Lima visiting the colonial churches and city’s center. We will then travel to the Sacred Valley of the Incas to explore bio-construction methods that expand over a period of 7,000 years. We will learn how to: thread weather-resistant walls, plaster walls with clay and color pigments, build walls and domes of lightweight dirt and straw and make adobe vaults and arches. We will learn about the benefits of this earth-friendly and ecological Andean construction and how it relates to the architectural space. We will tour Leed’s certified hotel that use gray water to feed their restaurant’s garden in Urubamba.
In addition to hands-on workshops, we will visit grandiose Inca archeological sites like Machu Picchu, Pisac, Kenko, Sacsayhuaman, Puca-Pucara, Andahuaylillas, Moray and Maras, Piqillacta and Tipon to observe the different building techniques the Incas used. We will end our journey in Cusco, capital of the Inca Empire and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will walk through history on the cobblestone streets lined with Inca walls and visit the archeological treasures including Cathedral and the Temple of the Sun among others.
Length of stay and itinerary can be modified to suit your group.