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Earth Construction Handbook: The Building Material Earth in Modern Architecture

Handbook / Manual

Series: Advances in Agriculture Series

By: Gernot Minke

200 pages, B/w photos, figs

WIT Press

Hardback | Dec 2000 | #118141 | ISBN: 1853128058
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NHBS Price: £80.50 $103/€96 approx

About this book

Provides a survey of applications and construction techniques, including physical data, of the constructive properties of earth. Also explains the benefits of the material's specific qualities together with how these can be optimised in construction. The information given can be practically applied by engineers, architects, builders, planners, craftsmen and laymen who wish to construct durable, cost-effective buildings which provide a healthy, balanced indoor climate.


Contents

Properties of earth as a building material; preparation of loam; improving earth's characteristics by special treatment or additives; rammed earth work; earthblock work; large blocks and prefabricated panels; direct forming with wet loam; wet loam infill in skeleton structures; tampered, poured or pumped lightweight loam; loam plasters; weather protection of loam surfaces; repair of loam components; designs of particular building elements; examples of modern earth architecture; future prospects.

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