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FlyingConcrete - Structural and Sculptural forms in Light Weight Concrete FlyingConcrete - Structural and Sculptural forms in Light Weight Concrete I am a designer/builder living in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato Mexico and I love concrete. Concrete is a plastic medium and has incredible potential for creating fluid, sculptural forms. I will admit that some of the dullest structures around are made of concrete but dullness isn't a limitation inherent in the material. As the accompanying photographs demonstrate, the builder's imagination may be the greatest limitation of its use as a sculptural medium.
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Earthbag Construction EarthBag Homes - you're standing on the building materials... earthbag home Long sandbags are filled on-site and arranged in layers or as compressed coils. Stabilizers such as cement, lime, or sodium carbonate may be added to an ideal mix of 70% sand, 30% clay.
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