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Archive for August, 2011

Structural Integrity of Insulated Earthbag Vaults

Friday, August 19th, 2011:

This blog post provides additional information about the insulated earthbag vaults that I’ve been discussing the last few weeks. (Use the search engine in the upper right corner and enter “insulated earthbag vaults” to read prior posts.) As explained from the very beginning “We get quite a few enquires about vaults. So far we’ve always […]  Read more from > Structural Integrity of Insulated Earthbag Vaults

Earthen Beehive Houses

Thursday, August 18th, 2011:

These earthen beehive houses have been keeping Syrians naturally cool for centuries. Built of all natural local materials, the thick walls help naturally cool the interior by keeping out the sun, and acting as a thick insulation for the heat to permeate. The walls are made from mud bricks, stacked in a giant circle. Building […]  Read more from > Earthen Beehive Houses

Earthbag Huts in Uganda

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011:

A ministry in Northern Uganda has been making earthbag “huts” as homes for  employees and their families, fellow laborers, as well as a home for their family and a potential discipleship training school. These vertical walled roundhouses have a distinctive African flavor that is very appealing, and I’m sure quite functional. You can find out […]  Read more from > Earthbag Huts in Uganda

Good House, Nice Body

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011:

Kimuma Watanabe is a Japanese architect and Associate Professor at Kochi University of Technology in Japan. He has been involved in many projects with earthbags around the world. One of his smaller projects is an installation of a demonstration dome featured in these photos. The Japanese aesthetic and precision is obvious in the way the […]  Read more from > Good House, Nice Body