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    Description"The Rammed Earth House" is an eye-opening example of how the most dramatic innovations in home design and construction frequently have their origins in the distant past. By rediscovering the most ancient of all building materials --earth--forward-thinking homebuilders can now create structures that set new standards for beauty, durability, and efficient use of natural resources.Rammed earth construction is a step forward into a sustainable future, when homes will combine pleasing aesthetics and intense practicality with a powerful sense of place. Rammed earth homes are built entirely on-site, using basic elements--earth, water, and a little cement. The solid masonry walls permit design flexibility while providing year-round comfort and minimal use of energy. The builder and resident of a rammed earth house will experience the deep satisfaction of creating permanence in a world dominated by the disposable.


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    Title
    The Rammed Earth House
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Easton, Illustrated by Cynthia Wright
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 274
    Width: 203 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 667 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781933392370
    ISBN 10: 1933392371
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HOU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.9
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: TNK
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 06
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ECOLGY
    BIC subject category V2: RNU
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    Libri: I-AR
    B&T General Subject: 300
    BISAC V2.8: HOM004000
    B&T Approval Code: A84260000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26860
    BISAC V2.8: ARC009000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 21
    BISAC V2.8: ARC018000
    B&T Approval Code: A05330000
    DC22: 693.2
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 693/.2
    LC classification: TH4818.A3 E27 2007
    Thema V1.0: RNU, TNK
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    Color Photos
    Publisher
    Chelsea Green Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Chelsea Green Publishing Co
    Publication date
    06 July 2007
    Publication City/Country
    White River Junction
    Review quote
    "David has always been a pioneer, and I'm particularly excited about his work bringing rammed earth as an appropriate technology to areas of the developing world. Guided by David's team, rural communities build structures far more permanent and energy efficient than any they had before."--Mike Korchinsky, Founder and CEO, Wildlife Works, Inc.
    Back cover copy
    The Rammed Earth House is an eye-opening example of how the most dramatic innovations in home design and construction frequently have their origins in the distant past. By rediscovering the most ancient of all building materials - earth - forward thinking home builders can now create structures that set new standards for beauty, durability, and efficient use of natural resources. Rammed earth construction is a step forward into a sustainable future, when homes will combine pleasing aesthetics and intense practicality with a powerful sense of place. Rammed earth homes are built entirely on-site, using basic elements - earth, water, and a little cement. The solid masonry walls permit design flexibility while providing year-round comfort and minimal use of energy. The builder and resident of a rammed earth house will experience the deep satisfaction of creating permanence in a world dominated by the disposable.
    Table of contents
    The evolution of earth building The point of beginning n how design and materials integrate The architectural plan In preparation for building Foundations The essential soil The art of form building Soil preparation and compaction Doors, windows, niches and fireplaces Bond beams and basic engineering principles Electrical and plumbing Roofs and floors, or after the wall The house in the garden