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The rammed earth house

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Humans have been using earth as a primary building material for more than ten thousand years. Rammed earth, as practiced today, involves tamping a mixture of earth, water, and a little cement into wooden forms to create thick, sturdy masonry walls. Earthbuilt homes offer their inhabitants a powerful sense of security and well-being and have a permanence and solidity altogether lacking in so many of today's modular, pre-fab houses.
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full_title rammed earth house
author easton david
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lastUpdate 2018-03-25 04:19:17AM

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auth_author2 Wright, Cynthia.
author Easton, David.
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display_description This book is an example of how dramatic innovations frequently have their origins in the distant past. By rediscovering the most ancient of all building materials -- earth -- homebuilders can now create structures that set new standards for beauty, durability, and extraordinarily efficient use of natural resources. Rammed earth marks a step into a sustainable future, when houses combine aesthetics and practicality with a powerful sense of place. The solid masonry walls permit design flexibility while providing year-round comfort and minimal need for added heating or cooling. From the equatorial tropics to the coldest northern latitudes, the builder and resident of a rammed earth house will experience the satisfaction of creating permanence in a world dominated by the disposable.
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publishDate 1996, 2007
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series Real Goods independent living book
series_with_volume Real Goods independent living book
subject_facet Earth houses -- Design and construction, Pisé
title_display The rammed earth house
title_full The rammed earth house / David Easton ; photographs by Cynthia Wright
title_short The rammed earth house
topic_facet Design and construction, Earth houses, Pisé