Building With Straw

Building With Straw

Design and Technology of A Sustainable Architecture

Book - 2005
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Building with straw bales is a technique pioneered a century ago in the state of Nebraska. In recent years there has been a renaissance in the use of straw as a building material largely in the American Southwest, but also in Canada, Australia, France, Holland, Germany, Austria and China. Straw is a renewable resource with excellent insulating properties. It is a cheap and easy-to-use option for self-builders, and even large-scale structures can be erected using timber framework filled with straw.

This book is a practical, hands-on guide to building with straw. Fire safety, protection against moisture, damp, pests and parasites are treated in detail. Numerous on-site photos document the process of assembly and construction step by step.

30 exemplary international projects illustrate the wide spectrum of design possibilities with straw.

Publisher: Basel ; Boston : Birkhäuser, c2005.
Edition: Revised and enl. English edition
ISBN: 9783764371715
Branch Call Number: 693.997 MINKE G, 2005
Characteristics: 143 pages : illustrations (some color), plans ; 28 cm.
Additional Contributors: Mahlke, Friedemann


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