Building With Straw:design And Technology Of A Sustainable Architecture
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.
- Paperback | 143 pages
- 220 x 280 x 10.92mm | 659g
- 30 Sep 2005
- Basel, Switzerland
- Die erweiterte Neuausgabe dieses Produkts tragt den Titel "Straw Bale Construction Manual", ISBN 978-3-0356-1854-9
- w. 150 col. and 108 b&w figs. 86 drawings.