Sixth International Conference on the Conservation of Adobe 90 Preprints Earthen Architecture

Author(s): Grimstad

Publisher: J Paul Getty Museum Pubns

ISBN: 0892361816

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6th International Conference on the Conservation of Earthen Architecture: Abode 90 Preprints Hardcover Publication date: March 1991

How to Make Low Cost Building Blocks: Stabilized Soil

Cover, How to Make Low Cost Building Blocks: Stabilized SoilAuthor(s): Malcolm Davis

ISBN: 1853390860

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How to Make Low Cost Building Blocks: Stabilized Soil.. by Malcolm Davis. UK Imported

Soil testing instruction basic description for making Cinva Ram bricks, 36 pages, simple instructions, written for third world or non-English speaking readers, covers soil testing for clay, how to mix and prepare soils, well illustrated, softcover.

 

Passive Solar House Basics

Passive Solar House BasicsAuthor(s): Peter Van Dresser

Publisher: Ancient City Press

ISBN: 0941270904

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Lays out in plain language what an owner/builder or designer will need to know about siting, designing, constructing, and living in a solar adobe home. Van Dresser’s text and pictures provide a beginner’s course in adobe construction and passive solar heat collection, including suggestions for natural heat circulation and heat storage in thermal mass. Included are sample house plans, ideas for solar hot water heaters, and plans-to-scale for solar crop dryers.

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How-To House Construction Solar Anyone who has been in a solar house, on a cold winter day has felt the warmth and comfort of its natural radiant heat. In 1958, solar pioneer Peter van Dresser built his first solor-heated house, one of the two oldest in the United States. In Passive Solar House Basics, van Dresser lats out in text and illustrations the principles an owner builder will need to know in siting, designing, building, and living in their solar house. Several sample house plans, ideas for solar hot water heaters, and plans for solar crop dryers give the solar enthusiast the basic information they will need to begin plans on their energy efficient home. In this book van Dresser shows that solar energy can be economically harnessed by simple means. Means that are within the grasp of the average homeowner and builder. “…an everyman’s guide that could easily become the textbook for the beginning professional in the arts and sciences of buildings.” -Jeffrey Cook, College of Architecture Arizone State University

136 pages Publication date: April 1996

Alternative Housebuilding

Alternative HousebuildingAuthor(s): Mike McClintock

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company.,Inc. Ney York

ISBN: 0806969954

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Alternative Housebuilding Paperback 367 pages May 1989 Log buildings,Timber Frame, Pole, Cordwood, Stone, Earth Masonary, Earth Shelter

Build a home using logs, adobe, stone, cordwood, rammed earth, or earth-sheltered methods for less money and lower energy costs. “Includes information and diagrams detailed enough to construct seven different homes…an unbiased, unglamorized, nitty-gritty understanding of what goes into constructing the different styles.”—Green Living.

Alternative Construction: Contemporary Natural Building Materials

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Author(s): Lynne Elizabeth and Cassandra Adams

ISBN: 0471249513

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From adobe to straw bales, traditional building materials are being adapted to meet code-required standards for health and safety in contemporary buildings around the world. Not only are they cost effective and environmentally friendly, but, when used correctly, these natural alternatives match the strength and durability of many mainstream construction materials.

This guide to combining traditional natural materials and modern construction methods examines a broad range of traditional and modern natural construction methods, including straw-bale, light-clay, cob, adobe, rammed earth and pisé, earthbag, earth-sheltered, bamboo and hybrid systems. It also covers key ecological design principles, as well as current engineering and building code requirements.

Experts on each building system have contributed core chapters that explore the history, development, climatic appropriateness, environmental benefits, performance characteristics, construction techniques and structural design principles for each method. More than 200 visuals depict both construction processes and completed structures. An extensive resource guide shows where to go for further information, training and research.

In an increasingly resource-conscious era, alternative construction is truly an idea whose time has come. Whether you’re an architect, designer, student, or homeowner, this book will help you to combine indigenous building materials with modern construction systems and design standards to create low-impact, high-quality buildings that meet the highest levels of comfort, health and safety.

392 pages, 2000, Hardcover

MODERN PISE:House building with compressed or rammed earth – A revelation for the Farmer and Settler

MODERN PISE:House building with compressed or rammed earth - A revelation for the Farmer and Settler Hardcover-spiral

Publisher: Taylor Publishing & Elk River Press (1923)

ASIN: B002QP5A5M

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Making Building Blocks With the Cinva Ram Block Press

Publisher: Vita Pubns (June 1988)

ISBN: 0866190120

ISBN-13: 978-0866190121

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Making Building Blocks With the Cinva Ram Block Press Paperback June 1988

The Earth Sheltered Owner-Built Home

The Earth Sheltered Owner-Built HomeAuthor(s): Barbara Kern, Ken Kern

Publisher: Owner Builder Publications

ISBN: 0910225001

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The Earth Sheltered Owner Built Home

Book teaches the earth sheltered method, siting, draining, wondow and door, waterproofing, landscaping, light and heat, and features photos on the Forestierre ( Clovis CA) underground house built by a French family decades ago with living trees in the grotto entrance. Discusses types of clay and uses, wattle & daub designs, features the Jane and Otis Mullan hoouse.

Also covers the Kern studio with its composite roof, working with clay, curvelinear design, and slip forms walls. Kern’s unique caast cement and rebar ( ferrocement ) hooped ribs and sawdust insulation have not been duplicated. Also some historical underground type shelters are coverd, with some photos.

265 pages, photos and drawings, index- $27.00 , xerographic.

The Rammed Earth Renaissance (VHS)

The Rammed Earth Renaissance (VHS)By David Easton

Studio: EarthWright Institute

VHS Release Date: June 1, 1999

Run Time: 31 minutes

ASIN: 0965233502

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Earth Plasters for Straw Bale Homes

Earth Plasters for Straw Bale HomesAuthor(s): Keely Meagan

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Earth Plasters for Straw Bale Homes by Keely Meagan of Earth Artisans, NM (shown plastering a straw bale house with Jazz, the cat.)

53 pages of everything about using earth and mud for a natural finish on bale walls. Covers earthen recipes, planning, testing, problems, how to mix and apply each coat, tools ( trowels and others) and materials needed, resources, great black & white instructional photos. This is a warm and engaging teaching book!

The book has many recipes good for all types of natural homes and plaster projects.

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