Building with Earth: Volume 3: Design and Technology of a Sustainable Architecture

Building with Earth: Volume 3: Design and Technology of a Sustainable Architecture


By (author) Gernot Minke

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  • Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag AG
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 222mm x 280mm x 14mm | 921g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Basel
  • ISBN 10: 3034608225
  • ISBN 13: 9783034608220
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 208 pages with 496 b/w and 90 color ills.
  • Sales rank: 258,037

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Nun in einer zweiten, uberarbeiteten Ausgabe: Dieses Handbuch bietet einen praxisorientierten Uberblick uber die zahlreichen Einsatzmoglichkeiten und Verarbeitungstechniken von Lehm: Seine Eigenschaften und physikalischen Gegebenheiten werden detailliert und kenntnisreich erlautert.

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Author information

Prof. Dr. Gernot Minke is a professor at Universitat Kassel, where he leads the Forschungslabor fur Experimentelles Bauen. He has long concerned himself with developments in ecological building, and he has dealt with the building material clay in theory and practice since 1977. His book Building with Straw was also published by Birkhauser.

Table of contents

I The Technology of Earth Building; 1. Introduction; 2. The properties of earth as a building material; 3. Preparing of loam; 4. Improving the earth's characteristics by special treatment or additives; 5. Rammed earthworks; 6. Working with earthern blocks; 7. Large blocks and prefabricated panels; 8. Direct forming with wet loam; 9. Wet loam infill in skeleton structures; 10. Tamped, poured or pumped lightweight loam; 11. Loam plasters; 12. Weather protection of loam surfaces; 13. Repair of loam components; 14. Designs of particular building elements; 15. Earthquake-resistant building; II Built Examples Residences Cultural, Educational and Sacral Buildings; III Appendix; Future prospects; Measures; Bibliographical references; Acknowledgements; Illustration; credits.