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LIGHT EARTH BUILDING: A HANDBOOK FOR BUILDING WITH WOOD AND EARTH. Franz Volhard. Birkhauser-Verlag fur Architektur, Basel, 2016. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Walter de Gruyter, GmbH, Berlin. 312 pp. with 537 ills. (361 col.). 25 x 17 cm. ISBN 9783035606348 In English.
Publisher's description: Over the last 30 years, interest has grown in using clay as an environmentally friendly building material that has proved its ideal sustainability for centuries. Light earth constructions, where a wooden framework or timber-framed walls are filled in with clay and fiber material, have extraordinarily solid, structural characteristics. Earth constructions are no longer considered exotic today, which, in part, is due to this standard work. The publication presents the use of this "old" building material comprehensively and modernly, and contains many practical tips about simplifying designs as well as using prefabricated clay materials in the contemporary construction process. The selected project examples show the diversity of this building material, and the self-build projects demonstrate the beauty of working with lightweight earth using your own hands. The book is aimed at builders, architects and engineers, producers and artisans, as well as self-builders.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Architecture
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 169209
Paperbound $70.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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