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Buildings of earth and straw structural design for rammed earth and straw-bale architecture by Bruce King

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Published by Ecological Design Press in Sausalito, Calif .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Earth houses -- Design and construction.,
  • Straw bale houses -- Design and construction.,
  • Structural engineering.,
  • Pisé.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 153-155) and index.

StatementBruce King.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsTH4818.A3 K56 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 169 p. :
Number of Pages169
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL735921M
ISBN 100964471817
LC Control Number97126568

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Bruce King is a registered structural engineer in private practice in San Rafael, California. He is the author of Buildings of Earth and Straw: Structural Design for Straw Bale and Rammed Earth Architecture () and Making Better Concrete: Guidelines to Using Fly Ash for Higher Quality, Eco-Friendly Structures ().Cited by: Buildings of Earth and Straw is written by structural engineer Bruce King, and provides technical data from an engineers perspective. Buildings of Earth and Straw is written by structural engineer Bruce King, and provides technical data from an engineer's perspective.4/5(10). Bruce King is a registered structural engineer in private practice in San Rafael, California. He is the author of Buildings of Earth and Straw: Structural Design for Straw Bale and Rammed Earth Architecture () and Design of Straw Bale Buildings; The State of the Art ().4/5(8).

The three most common forms of earth buildings are adobe, rammed earth and cob. In the southwestern United States, the five hundred year old Taos Pueblo, as well as many homes and churches, are made of adobe. Adobe is a form of building using unfired earth. Dirt, straw and water - the same ingredients as in cob - are made into. Modern Cob Buildings. Today, building your own house is the exception to the norm, and it is almost unheard of to build with local materials. Instead, houses are built by specialists using expensive tools and expensive, highly refined materials extracted and transported long distances, often at . Buildings of Earth and Straw is intended more as a companion to the other guides, rather than a competitor. Author Bruce King has tackled the engineering side of working with earth and straw building materials to create a common language for builders, architects, and building inspectors. Building with Earth: A Guide to Flexible-Form Earthbag Construction. By Paulina Wojciechowska, Chelsea Green Publishing Company, The first book out on earthbag construction.