Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Show Summary Details

A hands-on guide

Straw Bale Construction Manual

Design and Technology of a Sustainable Architecture

BIRKHÄUSER

Trade Customers from UK and Eire- order print books via Marston Book Services trade.orders@Marston.co.uk UK Individual Customers samthornton@mare-nostrum.co.uk

    44,95 € / $51.99 / £41.00*

    Paperback
    Publication Date:
    2020
    To be published:
    May 2020
    ISBN
    978-3-0356-1854-9
    See all formats and pricing

    Overview

    • Sustainable architecture is highly popular
    • Documents the many and various uses of straw as a building material
    • Practical, step by step presentation with structural details

    Aims and Scope

    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.

    Details

    28.0 x 22.0 cm
    152 pages
    190 Fig.
    BIRKHÄUSER
    Language:
    English
    Type of Publication:
    Specialist Text

    More ...

    Professor em. Dr. Gernot Minke, Kassel University

    Comments (0)

    Please log in or register to comment.
    Log in