Straw Bale Construction Manual - Design and Technology of a Sustainable Architecture

Author(s): Gernot Minke; Benjamin Krick

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.

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General Fields

  • : 9783035618549
  • : Walter de Gruyter GmbH
  • : Birkhauser
  • : May 2020
  • : {"length"=>["11"], "width"=>["8.65"], "units"=>["Inches"]}
  • : books

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  • : 160
  • : Hardback
  • : Gernot Minke; Benjamin Krick