Building with Straw: Design and Technology of a Sustainable Architecture


Versiertes Handbuch zum Material Stroh in der umweltbewussten Architektur.
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Versiertes Handbuch zum Material Stroh in der umweltbewussten Architektur.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783764371715
  • Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag
  • Publication date: 2/28/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 143
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Dr. Gernot Minke lectures at Kassel University, specialising in developments in the field of natural building materials. Friedemann Mahlke is an architect and lecturer at Kassel University.
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Table of Contents

I The technology of straw bale building
1 Introduction 9
2 History and proliferation of straw bale building 13
3 Straw as building material 19
4 Wall construction systems using straw bales 21
5 Roof and floor construction with straw bales 25
6 Physical aspects of straw bale building 28
7 Designing a straw bale building 36
8 Surface protection and finishing works 48
9 The building process 56
10 Trial and error - an example 63
11 Building cost, insurance, planning permission 71
II Built examples in detail
Home and workplace
Educational and cultural buildings
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