Building with Straw

Building with Straw

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Economical, ecological: designing and building with straw. 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, 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 frame-work 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.Bibliography Amazon Nails: Information Guide to Straw Bale Building, Todmorden, UK, 2001. ... Mastera#39;s thesis, FH Wurzburg - Schweinfurt, 2002 Gemer, M.: Farbiges Fachwerk, Stuttgart 1983 Goodwin, B.: aquot;Winery ... Strawbale Moisture Monitoring Report, 2000 Kemble, Steven: How to Build Your Elegant Home with Straw Bales - Manual: A Guide for the Owner Builder, ... 7 Wehlte, K.: Werkstoffe und Techniken der Malerei, Ravensburg, 5th edition, 1985 WeiS, A: Angewandte Chemieanbsp;...

Title:Building with Straw
Author:Gernot Minke, Friedemann Mahlke
Publisher:Birkhauser - 2005-01-01


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