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Building with Straw

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, 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.
Über den Autor
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gernot Minke ist Hochschullehrer an der Universität Kassel. Er leitet dort am Fachbereich Architektur das von ihm 1974 gegründete Forschungslabor für Experimentelles Bauen (FEB). Daneben ist er als freier Architekt und Berater für Bauökologie tätig.