Hyrkäs Johanna

The aim of the research is to develop industrially applicable, techically viable, healthy, fully re-usable, circular economy based and extremely low carbon construction material consisting of Finnish unburnt clay and organic fibres.

The work is built on existing material called light clay/earth, which has been utilised in small scale construction for past 100 years. Research focuses on improving the material’s properties including consistency, drying properties and insulation capacity. It employs a systemic viewpoint – the entire chain from origins and availability of raw materials to potential end user is included in the research.