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.
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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: 426

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: 784

Categories: Earth houses

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: 391

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

Houses of Earth

Houses of Earth

Author: A. B. Lee

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293029017757

Category: Building

Page: 42

View: 699

Categories: Building

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: 872

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

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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Rammed earth Construction Final Technical Report

Rammed earth Construction  Final Technical Report

Material on rammed earth houses 40 years old or more is reviewed. Experience in building such a house and the various devices and soil compositions used are described. (MHR).

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ISBN: OCLC:1065664711

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Material on rammed earth houses 40 years old or more is reviewed. Experience in building such a house and the various devices and soil compositions used are described. (MHR).
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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: 870

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

Modern Pis building

Modern Pis   building

Author: Karl Johan Ellington

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89094998168

Category: Architecture, Domestic

Page: 116

View: 348

Categories: Architecture, Domestic

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: 594

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

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: 985

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: 463

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

Earth Building

Earth Building

This book describes all aspects of earth building, explaining how earth performs as a building material and providing guidance on how best to repair and conserve existing earth buildings.

Author: Laurence Keefe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134350186

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

View: 889

Buildings with load-bearing earth walls were once widespread throughout Britain and many thousands still survive, including some dating from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Earth is the ultimate form of ‘green’ building construction, creating no environmental pollutions and consuming virtually no energy. Subsoil can be dug from or near the site to construct buildings that will meet modern needs and conform to the latest building regulations. This book describes all aspects of earth building, explaining how earth performs as a building material and providing guidance on how best to repair and conserve existing earth buildings.
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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Refusal to Issue a Code Compliance Certificate for a House with Rammed earth Walls

Refusal to Issue a Code Compliance Certificate for a House with Rammed earth Walls

The determination considers the compliance of the as-built work, the on-going maintenance of the rammed-earth walls, and whether the authority was correct in declining to issue a code compliance certificate for the work."--Website.

Author: New Zealand. Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1143376952

Category: Building permits

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"This determination considers the compliance of the second stage of a house built with rammed-earth walls used as a structural element and as a cladding. The determination considers the compliance of the as-built work, the on-going maintenance of the rammed-earth walls, and whether the authority was correct in declining to issue a code compliance certificate for the work."--Website.
Categories: Building permits

Martin Rauch Refined Earth

Martin Rauch  Refined Earth

This book tells the story of the unorthodox thinker Martin Rauch, who is a globally respected authority on ecologically advanced architecture.

Author: Marko Sauer

Publisher: Detail

ISBN: 3955532739

Category:

Page: 160

View: 486

For over 25 years, Martin Rauch has been at the forefront of research and development in all aspects of rammed earthed construction. As proper design with earth can only come from truly understanding the material, he would now like to share his experience and knowledge of this construction material in a design manual. The publication goes beyond projects to focus on structural elements, such as the design and layout of floors, walls, ceilings and openings, which are clearly explained with detailed project information from structures previously realised by Martin Rauch. Various examples help to illustrate how to overcome structural engineering difficulties in earth construction and the design possibilities that result from these solutions. Essays about earth as a material and its particular aspects in the areas of building biology, building physics and construction permits complete this fundamental work. - Martin Rauch s experience of over 25 years of practical application in earth construction - From design details and craftsmanship to prefabrication and industrial production - A wide range of various solutions for specific design tasks using completed structures as examples"
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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: 523

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