Monthly Archives: January 2011

Proposal Design for Arts Village at Abetenim, Ghana (via Earthbag Building Blog)


This architecture competition entry is from the Nka Foundation website. The design is by architects Gediminas Ratavicius and Raimundus Zidonis, and students Margarita Pantelejeva and Brigita from Lithuania. “According to one of the most appealing goals of Open ARchiTecture Challege, … Continue reading

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Joining Ends of Barbed Wire (via Earthbag Building Blog)


This may not be the most exciting post, but the information is important. We’re seeing photos of earthbag projects under construction that show barbed wire not being installed correctly. The best way is to use long pieces of barbed wire, … Continue reading

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Earthbag at Rhode Island School of Design (via Earthbag Building Blog)


This Flickr photostream has more pics. … Read More via Earthbag Building Blog

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Hyperadobe Continued (via Earthbag Building Blog)


Continuing with Owen's assessment of the Hyperadobe method of building  earthbag walls, I have had some further thoughts. This innovation comes to us from Fernando Pacheco, a Brazilian engineer, and it has been used there for at least two years. … Continue reading

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Open Weave Fabric: Ideal Working Properties (via Earthbag Building Blog)


I was able to find some fruit and vegetable bags that seem to match what is being used in Brazil by Fernando Pacheco, the developer of the Hiper … Read More via Earthbag Building Blog

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Recycled Plastic Block Houses (via Earthbag Building Blog)


Here’s another great low cost building option for areas such as Haiti. These plastic blocks can be used for interior or exterior walls. December 15, 2010 was a big day for Harvey Lacey, the maker of a hand operated press … Continue reading

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Complex Dome Home in Austin, Texas


Bill and Thea, via http://www.earthbaghouse.com are hosting the first Earthbag Open-House on January 8th in Austin, Texas. They have documented the building of this complex dome home and plan to create an earthbag building course as well as a blog … Continue reading

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