FRENCH ARCHITECT STUDIES OHIOS EARTHWORKS


FRENCH ARCHITECT STUDIES OHIO’S EARTHWORKS

I spent the morning with Paris-based architect Elsa Ricaud, the American Architectural Foundations 2012 Richard Morris Hunt Fellow, showing her around the Newark Earthworks. From July though September, she’ll be traveling around the United States visiting sites of pre-Columbian architecture, including Ohio’s ancient earthworks, as well as examples of more recent earthen architecture.

Follow her blog on the American Architectural Foundation’s webpage as she travels around the country studying the transmission of different building techniques from the pre-Columbian period until now, and how these transmissions created some regular earth-revivals in the history of American architecture.

I’ll be interested to read what she has to say about Newark, Fort Ancient, Serpent Mound and the other Ohio sites shell be visiting.

Brad Lepper

Posted August 13, 2012
Topics: Archaeology

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