The Rammed Earth House

The Rammed Earth House

"The Rammed Earth House is an eye-opening example of how dramatic innovations frequently have their origins in the distant past.

Author: David Easton

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781933392370

Category: Architecture

Page: 264

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"The Rammed Earth House is an eye-opening example of how dramatic innovations frequently have their origins in the distant past. By rediscovering the most ancient of all building materials - the earth - homebuilders can now create structures that set new standards for beauty, durability, and extraordinarily efficient use of natural resources." -back cover.
Categories: Architecture

The Rammed Earth House

The Rammed Earth House

The Rammed Earth House is an eye-opening example of how the most dramatic innovations in home design and construction frequently have their origins in the distant past.

Author: David Easton

Publisher:

ISBN: 1933392525

Category: House & Home

Page: 274

View: 494

The Rammed Earth House is an eye-opening example of how the most dramatic innovations in home design and construction frequently have their origins in the distant past. By rediscovering the most ancient of all building materials - earth - forward thinking home builders can now create structures that set new standards for beauty, durability, and efficient use of natural resources. Rammed earth construction is a step forward into a sustainable future, when homes will combine pleasing aesthetics and intense practicality with a powerful sense of place. Rammed earth homes are built entirely on-site, using basic elements - earth, water, and a little cement. The solid masonry walls permit design flexibility while providing year-round comfort and minimal use of energy. The builder and resident of a rammed earth house will experience the deep satisfaction of creating permanence in a world dominated by the disposable.
Categories: House & Home

The Rammed earth House

The Rammed earth House

Author: Anthony F. Merrill

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:219987987

Category: Earth houses

Page: 230

View: 569

Categories: Earth houses

Houses of Earth

Houses of Earth

Author: A. B. Lee

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293029017757

Category: Building

Page: 42

View: 319

Categories: Building

Earth Architecture

Earth Architecture

Provides a history of building with earth in the modern era, focusing on projects constructed in the last few decades that use rammed earth, mud brick, compressed earth, cob, and several other techniques made more relevant than ever by ...

Author: Ronald Rael

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 1568987676

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

View: 598

Provides a history of building with earth in the modern era, focusing on projects constructed in the last few decades that use rammed earth, mud brick, compressed earth, cob, and several other techniques made more relevant than ever by ecological and economic imperatives. Features over 40 projects.
Categories: Architecture

Rammed Earth Walls for Buildings

Rammed Earth Walls for Buildings

"Earth has been used for building dwellings from time immemorial.

Author: Morris Cotgrave Betts

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015020387281

Category: Earth houses

Page: 24

View: 543

"Earth has been used for building dwellings from time immemorial. One method of use, superior to others, and which was known to the Romans, has been preserved by tradition to modern times. This method consists of ramming slightly moist, specially selected earth, without the addition of straw or other material between movable forms, and is known by its French name, "pisé de terre" which means "rammed earth." Pisé de terre is a reliable building material when properly handled and is admirably adapted to structures on farms distant from transport routs. Little information has been published on rammed earth in the United States. The contents of this bulletin were abstracted chiefly from accounts of experimental work in England."--Page ii.
Categories: Earth houses

Modern Pis building

Modern Pis   building

Author: Karl Johan Ellington

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89094998168

Category: Architecture, Domestic

Page: 116

View: 469

Categories: Architecture, Domestic

Rammed Earth Construction

Rammed Earth Construction

The review comprises the study of typical patterns of rammed earth houses in
different areas , classification of historic and recent rammed earth houses , and
an analysis of the changing nature and relationship with traditional rammed earth
 ...

Author: Daniela Ciancio

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781315692944

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 232

Rammed Earth Construction: Cutting-Edge Research on Traditional and Modern Rammed Earth is a collection of peer-reviewed papers presented at the First International Conference on Rammed Earth Construction (ICREC2015, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, 10-13 February 2015) by academics, engineers and rammed earth practitioner
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Beach Houses of Australia and New Zealand

Beach Houses of Australia and New Zealand

The house, which is located an hour from Melbourne, was commissioned by
clients who wanted an earthy, but elegant home that was refined; definitely
nothing that was too rustic. The rammed earth house, which appears multi-
layered, ...

Author: Stephen Crafti

Publisher: Images Publishing

ISBN: 1864700718

Category: Architecture

Page: 159

View: 857

The beach houses featured in this book are as diverse as the architects and the climates around both of these countries.
Categories: Architecture

Essential Rammed Earth Construction

Essential Rammed Earth Construction

This book could well be the cornerstone of a modern boom in the popularity of rammed earth. — Stephen Dobson, Ramtec, Western Australia, builder of over 750 rammed earth structures Great for a client, architect, engineer, and builder. — ...

Author: Tim J. Krahn

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9781771422468

Category: House & Home

Page: 160

View: 423

Everything you need to know to build with rammed earth in warm and cold climates. Rammed earth - sand, gravel, and clay or lime/cement binder packed into forms - is a low-energy, high-performance building method, yielding beautiful, sustainable results. It's thermally stable and can be insulated, can actively modulate humidity, provides a healthy indoor environment, and allows site materials to be used for major structural and building envelope elements. Essential Rammed Earth Construction covers design, building science, tools, and step-by-step building methods for any climate, with a special emphasis on building in cold climates of the northern US, Canada, and northern Europe. Coverage includes: Overview of earthen building Appropriate use of rammed earth walls Stabilized versus raw rammed earth Design considerations, including structural, insulation, and building envelope details Special considerations for cold and freeze-thaw climates Construction drawings, with step-by-step building instructions Tools and labor covering industrial methods, low-tech techniques, formwork options, mix design, budgets, and schedules Codes, inspections, and permits. This guide is an essential resource for experienced builders, DIY home owners, designers, engineers, and architects interested in learning about rammed earth construction.
Categories: House & Home

Adobe and Rammed Earth Buildings

Adobe and Rammed Earth Buildings

Paul Graham McHenry, author of the best-selling Adobe - Build It Yourself, here provides the most complete, accurate, and factual source of technical information on building with earth.

Author: Paul Graham McHenry

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816511241

Category: Architecture

Page: 217

View: 406

Earth is the oldest and most widely used building material in the world today. It's abundant, inexpensive, and energy-efficient. But if you're building with earth, simplicity of material needn't be an excuse for poor planning. Paul Graham McHenry, author of the best-selling Adobe - Build It Yourself, here provides the most complete, accurate, and factual source of technical information on building with earth. Lavishly illustrated with scores of photographs and drawings, Adobe and Rammed Earth Buildings spells out details of: ¥ soil selection ¥ adobe brick manufacturing ¥ adobe brick wall construction ¥ rammed earth wall construction ¥ window and door detailing ¥ earth wall finishes ¥ foundations ¥ floor and roof structures ¥ insulation ¥ mechanical considerations. Whether you're designing a new building or renovating an existing structure, Adobe and Rammed Earth Buildings can show you how to achieve better results.
Categories: Architecture

Popular Science

Popular Science

Rammed earth has excellent thermal mass, but its insulating properties are not
sufficient for most areas, considering today's ... 3, May 1943, revised and
reprinted May 1951; "The Rammed Earth House," Anthony F. Merrill, Harper &
Brothers, ...

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Page: 150

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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.
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Earthen Dwellings and Structures

Earthen Dwellings and Structures

This book will be of use to professionals, academics, and students in architecture and engineering. This book presents selected papers presented during the International Symposium on Earthen Structures held in IISc Bangalore.

Author: B. V. Venkatarama Reddy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811358838

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 468

View: 458

This book presents selected papers presented during the International Symposium on Earthen Structures held in IISc Bangalore. The papers in this volume cover the theme of earthen structures, with technical content on materials and methods, structural design and seismic performance, durability, seismic response, climatic response, hygrothermal performance and durability, design and codes, architecture, heritage and conservation, and technology dissemination. This book will be of use to professionals, academics, and students in architecture and engineering.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Rural India

Rural India

Author: Popposwamy

Publisher:

ISBN: 8170584124

Category: Architecture, Domestic

Page: 70

View: 477

Categories: Architecture, Domestic

Rammed Earth Conservation

Rammed Earth Conservation

Includes a free CD containing the full contents of the book. The rammed earth technique, in all its variants, is widespread all over the world.

Author: C. Mileto

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780415621250

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 734

View: 913

Includes a free CD containing the full contents of the book. The rammed earth technique, in all its variants, is widespread all over the world. This enormously prevalent building technique harbours an important richness of varieties both in application and in materials used. Interventions on historical rammed earth buildings have also been carried out in all the geographical areas where these structures are found. This historical heritage has undergone diverse forms of reconstruction, conservation, repair, substitution and/or structural consolidation. The different criteria applied require different techniques, materials or forms of intervention. The results of the interventions have also been manifold, both in terms of the impact on the building and the technical and material durability. With a view to these issues, this book deals with rammed earth architecture and its restoration, and, in a more general sense, with the construction techniques and restoration of all earthen structures. Rammed Earth Conservation will be a valuable source of information for academics and professionals in the fields of Civil Engineering, Construction and Building Engineering and Architecture.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

When Technology Fails

When Technology Fails

(Illustration courtesy of The Rammed Earth House, by David Easton, Chelsea
Green Publishing Company, 1996) ... 6,000 homes at Loreto Bay, Baja California
Sur, Mexico, using compressed earth blocks stabilized with 5 percent lime, the ...

Author: Matthew Stein

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781603580953

Category: House & Home

Page: 493

View: 713

There’s never been a better time to “be prepared.” Matthew Stein’s comprehensive primer on sustainable living skills—from food and water to shelter and energy to first-aid and crisis-management skills—prepares you to embark on the path toward sustainability. But unlike any other book, Stein not only shows you how to live “green” in seemingly stable times, but to live in the face of potential disasters, lasting days or years, coming in the form of social upheaval, economic meltdown, or environmental catastrophe. When Technology Fails covers the gamut. You’ll learn how to start a fire and keep warm if you’ve been left temporarily homeless, as well as the basics of installing a renewable energy system for your home or business. You’ll learn how to find and sterilize water in the face of utility failure, as well as practical information for dealing with water-quality issues even when the public tap water is still flowing. You’ll learn alternative techniques for healing equally suited to an era of profit-driven malpractice as to situations of social calamity. Each chapter (a survey of the risks to the status quo; supplies and preparation for short- and long-term emergencies; emergency measures for survival; water; food; shelter; clothing; first aid, low-tech medicine, and healing; energy, heat, and power; metalworking; utensils and storage; low-tech chemistry; and engineering, machines, and materials) offers the same approach, describing skills for self-reliance in good times and bad. Fully revised and expanded—the first edition was written pre-9/11 and pre-Katrina, when few Americans took the risk of social disruption seriously—When Technology Fails ends on a positive, proactive note with a new chapter on "Making the Shift to Sustainability," which offers practical suggestions for changing our world on personal, community and global levels.
Categories: House & Home

Rammed Earth Walls for Farm Buildings

Rammed Earth Walls for Farm Buildings

A thorough inspection of the inside walls during this period revealed no trace of
frost on the inside walls of the rammed earth house , while in the other houses
the frost deposit varied from light to heavy . Later in the season the temperature ...

Author: Ralph L. Patty

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112018387701

Category: Building materials

Page: 67

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Categories: Building materials

Mud Brick and Earth Building the Chinese Way

Mud Brick and Earth Building the Chinese Way

There are an estimated 90 million earth homes in China. Here are the various methods of earth building and Chinese techniques which will be of great interest to anyone planning on building in earth.

Author: Ron Edwards

Publisher:

ISBN: 0909901341

Category: Bricks

Page: 157

View: 653

Written for and tested in Australian conditions. The Chinese are the world's greatest builders in earth, using it for everything from humble hen houses to the Great Wall. There are an estimated 90 million earth homes in China. Here are the various methods of earth building and Chinese techniques which will be of great interest to anyone planning on building in earth. MUD BRICKS can be laid in various ways to create very strong walls. One worker can make 500 bricks in a day using this simple Chinese system. RAMMED EARTH is favoured for barns and farm buildings. Three forms and their uses are explained. POLE MOULD WALLS are unknown in the West. A family can build a 12.5m long x 2.6 m high in a day. RAMMED BRICKS are ideal for areas of low rainfall as they need no water. CAVE HOMES and PIT DWELLINGS are also discussed, as are methods used to construct house frames and roof coverings.
Categories: Bricks