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Building with Earth: Design and Technology of a Sustainable Architecture [Paperback]

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For a number of years, the healthy and environment-friendly building material clay, in common use for thousands of years, has been enjoying increasing popularity, including in industrialized nations. In hot dry and temperate climate zones, clay offers numerous advantages over other materials. Its particular texture and composition also holds great aesthetic appeal.

This handbook offers a practical systematic overview of the many uses of clay and techniques for processing it. Its properties and physical characteristics are described in informed and knowledgeable detail. The author's presentation reflects the rich and varied experiences gained over thirty years of building earth structures in Germany and abroad. Numerous photographs of construction sites and drawings show the concrete execution of clay architecture.

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Pages   199
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.8" Width: 7.3" Height: 1"
Weight:   1.2 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 5, 2006
Publisher   Birkhäuser Basel
ISBN  3764374772  
ISBN13  9783764374778  

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More About Gernot Minke

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Prof. Dr. Gernot Minke is a professor at UniversitAt Kassel, where he leads the Forschungslabor fA1/4r Experimentelles Bauen. He has long concerned himself with developments in ecological building, and he has dealt with the building material clay in theory and practice since 1977. His book Building with Straw was also published by BirkhAuser.

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The Hand Sculpted House..Evans ,Smith and Smiley  Nov 18, 2007
The Hand-Sculpted House: A Philosophical and Practical Guide to Building a Cob Cottage (The Real Goods Solar Living Book)
This is a great book..artistic and creative as well as practical. Lots of hands on information
Using Earth is Easy  May 13, 2007
This Gernot Mink's book is a great purchase. Its a practical technician book, with all needed information about buinding with loan, clavey soil, prefabricated panels, etc.. I think it is designed to builders and architects, but it is very easy to understand and can be read by everyone.

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