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: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781603581592

Category: House & Home

Page: 274

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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 homebuilders 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: 809

Categories: Earth houses

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: 797

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

Earth Architecture

Earth Architecture

This number reflects rammed earth and mud brick combined. 3. David Easton,
The Rammed Earth House (White ... The Paul Revere House is constructed of
timber frame with a mud brick infill, which was a common technique at the time—
as ...

Author: Ronald Rael

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 1568987676

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

View: 942

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

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: 422

The beach houses featured in this book are as diverse as the architects and the climates around both of these countries.
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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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: 872

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

Advances in Building Materials ICSBM 2011

Advances in Building Materials  ICSBM 2011

However, the seismic damage of earth houses is usually serious due to its poor
seismic resistance and little research has ... In the rural area of western China,
where the economy lever is relatively lower, traditional rammed earth house are
still ...

Author: Lijuan Li

Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd

ISBN: 9783038135593

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 2625

View: 787

This collection of 501 peer-reviewed papers, presented as a three-volume set, covers the latest advances in micromechanical characterization, mechanical properties, durability analysis, failure mechanisms and non-destructive evaluation of building materials.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

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

View: 593

Categories: Building materials

Beach Houses Two

Beach Houses Two

"It will eventually weather to a more muted grey, similar to the bushland," says O'
Reilly, who also used local limestone to create a sculptural entrance to the house
. The 400-millimetre rammed-earth wall, which acts as the main spine wall, ...

Author: Stephen Crafti

Publisher: Images Publishing

ISBN: 1876907959

Category: Architecture

Page: 191

View: 810

Whether it is a simple timber shack or a sophisticated architectural statement, a beach house is about fantasy and escape. Many of the beach houses featured in this book are exactly that; the stuff of their owners' dreams that have been realised by their architects' vision. They reflect fine contemporary residential architecture in an astonishing range of forms.
Categories: Architecture

The Use of Polymer Stabilised Earth Foundations for Rammed Earth Construction

The Use of Polymer Stabilised Earth Foundations for Rammed Earth Construction

Abstract: This paper presents a case study as part of a Professional Doctorate research project discussing an ecological approach to housing in South Africa, where polymer stabilised earth foundations have been used to support single story ...

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ISBN: OCLC:1052059863

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Abstract: This paper presents a case study as part of a Professional Doctorate research project discussing an ecological approach to housing in South Africa, where polymer stabilised earth foundations have been used to support single story rammed earth walls, in a house in South Africa. Rammed earth was chosen as a construction method for its low embodied energy and thermal mass characteristics. The subsurface strata upon which the house was built comprised of clayey, gravely, sandy soils that have resulted as a result of decomposition of granitic rocks. In order to ensure solid founding conditions the foundations were excavated to a depth of one and a half metres before the excavated material was stabilised and backfilled. The material was stabilised to 600 mm below top of floor level with 2% Portland cement and above that with a 5% polymer bitumen mixture reinforced with horizontal steel reinforcing rods. This foundation avoids the use of reinforced concrete and as a result a significantly smaller carbon footprint, while fulfilling the functional requirements of supporting the building and preventing rising damp. The polymer has, as it major component is bitumen emulsion, provided a waterproof layer. Rammed earth walls of 500 mm thickness were constructed on the foundation up to 4.2 meters in height and initial observations suggest that the foundations are satisfactory with no settlement or cracking detected.
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Trends in Civil Engineering

Trends in Civil Engineering

4 The typical defects of rammed earth buildings under seismic action Analysis of
Common Defects for Rammed Earth Buildings Rammed earth is a kind of brittle
material and has low strength. Furthermore, most of the rammed earth houses
are ...

Author: Xiu Li Du

Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd

ISBN: 9783038137900

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 4140

View: 445

Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). The goal of this special volume is to highlight case studies and research concerning new and innovative means for achieving sustainable construction practices by the use of novel building materials and technologies. The papers are the fruits of both academic and industrial learning and cover the topics of materials science and engineering, materials properties, measuring methods and applications, research methodology, analysis and modelling, materials manufacturing and processing, nanoscience and nanotechnology, mechanical engineering and design and manufacturing.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

100 Top Houses from Down Under

100 Top Houses from Down Under

RAMMED EARTH HOUSE STEPHEN JOLSON ARCHITECT This 465-square-
metre, four-bedroom residence is located in Flinders on the Mornington
Peninsula. With an integrated landscaped garden on a 40-hectare property, the
project ...

Author: Robyn Beaver

Publisher: Images Publishing

ISBN: 1864701412

Category: Architecture

Page: 347

View: 570

100 Top Houses from Down Under is a collection of 100 projects from the best architects and interior designers in Australia and New Zealand. Included are: beach bachs, city apts, country retreats, suburban homes with a twist, holiday shacks, and much more.
Categories: Architecture

Historic Architecture in Alabama

Historic Architecture in Alabama

... Administration's hopeful experiment in low - cost housing with the
rammedearth dwellings built at Mount Olive near Gardendale . [ 186 ] A little later
, Frank Lloyd Wright introduced his Usonian concept to Alabama via the
Rosenbaum house ...

Author: Robert S. Gamble

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817311343

Category: Architecture

Page: 218

View: 197

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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 Krahn

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9781550926514

Category: House & Home

Page: 160

View: 937

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

Off the Grid Homes

Off the Grid Homes

A long rammed earth wall runs the length of the house , protecting the private
volume from winter winds . Deep roof eaves , which serve to block the summer
sun from entering the interior of the house , create outdoor spaces along the
north ...

Author: Lori Ryker

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 1423614135

Category: Architecture

Page:

View: 542

An in-depth look at the strategies employed in sustainable home design.
Categories: Architecture

Earth for Homes

Earth for Homes

Marini ; Rammed Earth Technique in the United States , by L. W. Neubauer ;
Rammed Earth Technique in West Africa , by A. E. S. Alcock ; Training Course for
Building Rammed Earth Houses in Nyasaland , by P. Williams . Glossary .

Author: United States. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development. Division of International Affairs

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000044564718

Category: Adobe houses

Page: 70

View: 834

Categories: Adobe houses

Earth for Homes

Earth for Homes

Marini ; Rammed Earth Technique in the United States , by L. W. Neubauer ;
Rammed Earth Technique in West Africa , by A. E. S. Alcock ; Training Course for
Building Rammed Earth Houses in Nyasaland , by P. Williams . Glossary .

Author: United States. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Division of International Affairs

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C044154137

Category: Adobe houses

Page: 70

View: 251

Categories: Adobe houses

Earth for Homes

Earth for Homes

Marini ; Rammed Earth Technique in the United States , by L. W. Neubauer ;
Rammed Earth Technique in West Africa , by A. E. S. Alcock ; Training Course for
Building Rammed Earth Houses in Nyasaland , by P. Williams . Glossary .

Author: United States. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Office of International Affairs

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924004282376

Category: Adobe houses

Page: 70

View: 176

Categories: Adobe houses

Rammed Earth

Rammed Earth

Building with earth in Scotland . Innovative design and sustainability . Scottish
Executive Central Research Unit , Edinburgh , UK . Maiti SK and Mandal JN (
1985 ) . Rammed earth house construction . Journal Geotechnical Engineering ,
111 ...

Author: Peter Walker

Publisher: Building Research Establishment

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114459071

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 146

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This book presents state-of-the-art practical guidance on material selection, construction, structural design, architectural detailing, maintenance and repair of rammed earth.
Categories: Technology & Engineering