The termite mound

Orangerie theatre

 

This construction of Séverin Guelpa, between installation and architecture, is inspired by the termite mounds of Amazonia, which can measure up to eight meters high and thirty meters in diameter on the ground. Termites are considered to be true architects of ecology: the structures they develop are models of sustainability, both thanks to the materials used and the complexity and efficiency of their ventilation systems. Moreover, architects are increasingly inspired by knowledge of fauna and flora to think about the energy autonomy of buildings.

The project was carried out using only soil found on site and in a nearby building site. The tar was removed, then the excavated earth was used as raw material for the raw clay bricks.