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1.6 Admixtures Part-1

Discover the ancient secrets of admixtures in natural building with our course! In this course, you will explore the traditional use of plant and animal derivatives to enhance the durability of natural building methods. You will learn about the different types of admixtures, their specific properties and uses, and their availability in different regions

  • The course begins with exploring the history of admixtures and how they were used in ancient construction.
  • The course then moves on to discuss the different types of admixtures available and how to use them. 
  • Then the learns can understand how plant and animal derivatives can improve the performance of construction materials in various ways.
  • Lastly, the course details how to make admixtures using different natural polymers.

    Language: English
    Duration: 1 hour
    Learn at your own pace
    Validity: 365Days
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About the course

Buildings for our ancestors is not just inorganic materials. Organic materials played an essential part in it. Enhancing the durability of the construction methods using admixtures is the "grandma's" secret or the secret ingredient which ensures the building lasts for generations. Admixtures are different from place to place, as they suit the particular climate and available materials. The plants in part of the country may not be available in other areas, so the wise ancestors used what was available to meet the requirements. It led to the use of several admixtures or natural polymers, which is seen in the ancient textbooks and interacting with the elderly artisans. Let us, deep dive into this chapter, which adds value to the natural homes and respects the elderly artisans who practice them. The addition of plant and animal derivatives made these homes durable for centuries.

What you'll learn

  • What are admixtures?
  • What is present in these admixtures?
  • Ancient Text Knowledge
  • Why use admixtures?
  • Kadukkai – Jaggery Mix
  • Neem Turmeric water
  • Where has Thannal used it?
  • What is starch?
  • Cow Dung
  • Cow Urine
  • Types of Fibers & Uses
  • Gums from Varaal Fish
  • Conclusion & Jagrat (Awake)
  • References

Unlock the knowledge of the past with our course! Learn from ancient texts and the wisdom of elderly artisans who have preserved traditional techniques for generations. By the end of this course, you will have a deeper understanding of the valuable role that admixtures play in natural building and will be able to incorporate them into your own projects. Join us and honor the wisdom of our ancestors while adding value and longevity to your natural homebuilding projects.



8 Modules | 24 Sessions | 51 min 35 sec Total Time



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