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For a number of years, the healthy and environment-friendly building material clay, in common use for thousands of years, has been enjoying increasing popularity, including in industrialized nations. In hot dry and temperate climate zones, clay offers numerous advantages over other materials. Its particular texture and composition also holds great aesthetic appeal. This handbook offers a practical systematic overview of the many uses of clay and techniques for processing it. Its properties and physical characteristics are described in informed and knowledgeable detail. The authors presentation…mehr

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For a number of years, the healthy and environment-friendly building material clay, in common use for thousands of years, has been enjoying increasing popularity, including in industrialized nations. In hot dry and temperate climate zones, clay offers numerous advantages over other materials. Its particular texture and composition also holds great aesthetic appeal. This handbook offers a practical systematic overview of the many uses of clay and techniques for processing it. Its properties and physical characteristics are described in informed and knowledgeable detail. The authors presentation reflects the rich and varied experiences gained over thirty years of building earth structures in Germany and abroad. Numerous photographs of construction sites and drawings show the concrete execution of clay architecture.

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  • Verlag: Birkhäuser Verlag GmbH
  • Erscheinungstermin: 02.10.2012
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9783764378738
  • Artikelnr.: 29314330
Autorenporträt


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gernot Minke, Universität Kassel

Inhaltsangabe
Preface

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