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Decorative Ferrocement

Saturday, January 21st, 2012:

Ferrocement doesn’t have to mean gray and boring. Here are just a few options for finishing ferrocement ceilings, beams, columns and walls. Image source: Arquitectura Organica (Nautilus House) Image source: Flying Concrete  Read more from > Decorative Ferrocement

Flying Concrete Ferrocement Houses

Thursday, January 19th, 2012:

Ferrocement is resource efficient because it uses minimal rebar and concrete to produce ‘thin shell’ structures. The resulting curved members are somewhat similar to trees and plants. This is the opposite of straight concrete walls that rely on massive thickness to gain strength (and cost way more money). One of the best sites for learning […]  Read more from > Flying Concrete Ferrocement Houses

Cody Lundin’s Zero Energy Home

Monday, January 16th, 2012:

No heating or air conditioning, and yet Cody’s house stays around 72 degrees Fahrenheit. Cody’s website and book explain how he built his ferrocement house. You could build a house like this with earthbags on the sides and ferrocement on the roof. “It’s winter in the high desert as I write this, and last night […]  Read more from > Cody Lundin’s Zero Energy Home

Lightweight, Insulating Geopolymer Earthbags Part 3

Friday, September 23rd, 2011:

I’m proposing using a combination of ferrocement, earthbags and porous geopolymer to build durable, affordable housing. In a nutshell, earthbags filled with lightweight geopolymer cement are fastened to a rebar or bamboo frame and then plastered with geopolymer cement. This is distinctly different from heavy earthbag walls, and much different than regular thin shell ferrocement […]  Read more from > Lightweight, Insulating Geopolymer Earthbags Part 3