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30122 Venezia Italy


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The Slowbuilding project was born in 2010 at the initiative of Dimitri Malcom Maso. In collaboration with other stucco craftsmen, he started working, and still works, exclusively using natural biocompatible materials and slaked-lime derivatives. The building and conservation work makes the best of lime processing. Therefore, it was necessary to create a internet site to describe the method of working, the materials used and the work produced.

  • Museo Correr of Venice
  • Peter Joost
  • Paolo Gastaldi
  • Cantinone dei Vini da Schiavi
  • Estro
  • Diocesi di Chioggia (Venice)
  • Chong Chi Cook
  • C.R.A.C.A
  • University of Padua
  • NanoTech
  • European School of Earth Building
  • Alessandro Lucano
  • Fran├žois Pinault

To build better in order to live better. To encourage the spread of traditional techniques concerning biocompatible craft-made plasters, capable of providing the complete recycling of non-polluting inert fillers and binding materials. To use traditional techniques in an innovative way. To use slaked-lime and traditional techniques in the industrial era. To build employing local resources. To use present-day communication media, such as the Web, to make information available and generate contacts relating to the project. To encourage and save from extinction Italian artistic skills and crafts. To combine past, present and future.

When mature slaked-lime is exposed to the air, it turns into calcium carbonate, the same as in egg shells. Therefore, the difference between slaked-lime and industrial binding materials is enormous, and it relates to every stage of its lifetime cycle, including its operating performances and disposal. The historical evidence of the long duration of plasters and decorations made of lime demonstrate not only the very high aesthetic quality of traditional finishings, but they are also the best guarantee of lasting results in terms of health, the recycling of the materials and the reversibility of the work.