Earthship Brighton: 1st Earthship In Britain Earthship Brighton was the Low Carbon Trust's first project and was the first Earthship to be built in England. The project was built as a community centre for use by Stanmer Organics, built on a Soil Association accredited site in Brighton. This pioneering demonstration project has evolved over the last ten years, providing jobs for local workers and enabling people to come and experience a cutting edge eco-build and be inspired to respond to climate change in their own ways back at home and work. There were several drivers: delivering a sustainable community centre in response to a genuine local need, changing values in the construction industry and inspiring positive action in individuals to generate environmental change through modifying people's behaviour to less carbon intensive lifestyles. Throughout the project the focus has been spreading a positive message of climate change education and helping people to modify their behaviour to live with a lighter carbon footprint.
Earthship Workshop i Stockholm med Michael Reynolds | Earthship Biotecture Sweden 19:e, 20:e, 21:a April 2013 på Arena Satelliten i Sollentuna Michael Reynolds, som har över 40 års erfarenhet av forskning, utveckling och byggnation av självförsörjande byggnader, besöker återigen Sverige. I Maj 2011 föreläste han vid Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan samt i Sveriges Riksdag. Nu expanderas arrangemanget till en 3-dagar lång fullspäckad multimedia workshop med presentationer, praktiska inslag, filmvisningar och diskussioner på ungdomshuset Arena Satelliten. Workshopen kommer att behandla en mängd olika teman inom hållbarhet, både pragmatiska och filosofiska. Ämnen som bl.a. kommer att tas upp är: - Att bygga Earthships i Sverige – anpassningar för Svenska/Nordiska klimat - Att bygga med naturliga och återvunna material - Uppvärmning via jordvärme, termisk massa och sol - Elektricitet från sol och vind - Skörda vatten via regn och smältsnö - Sluten och kretsloppsbaserad avloppsbehandling - Interiör matproduktion i ett integrerat inomhusväxthus Arrangörer I nära samarbete med;
Earthships - Trombe wall Passive solar design using an unvented Trombe wall and summer shading A Trombe wall is a passive solar building technique where a wall is built on the winter sun side of a building with a glass external layer and a high heat capacity internal layer separated by a layer of air. Heat in close to UV spectrum passes through the glass almost unhindered then is absorbed by the wall that then re-radiates in the far infrared spectrum which does not pass back through the glass easily, hence heating the inside of the building. Trombe walls work on the basic greenhouse principle that heat from the sun in the form of near-visible shorter-wavelength higher-energy ultraviolet radiation passes through glass largely unimpeded. The clearer the glass in front of a Trombe wall appears in the UV spectrum the more short wave radiation will penetrate and the more reflective or non transparent the glass appears in the infra-red spectrum the less re-emitted heat will be escape.  Basic design
Earthship How To Build An Earthship An Earth Ship can be as simple as a one room with a loft or as complex as a multi-family apartment complex. One of the most famous Earth Ship homes was built by the actor Dennis Weaver and cost millions of dollars to complete. A small one can be constructed for a few thousand dollars, basically just the cost of the cement mix and if you are in a climate that is compatible with adobe type construction, and will do the labor for yourself, even less. So, how is an Earth Ship constructed? The design concept utilizes modules that can be mixed and matched to form a unique finished product. The simplest way to describe how and earth ship is built is to walk you through the construction of the basic module called "The Hut".
Reynolds on Earthships | 4 Walls International IN THE rough-hewn hall of the Little Yarra Steiner School in Yarra Junction, environmental architect Michael Reynolds is fielding questions from a crowd of would-be disciples. And he’s hearing a familiar lament. “We want to build an Earthship, but we’ve spent 4½ years trying to get planning approval,” says a man in his late 30s. “Exactly,” Reynolds fires back, pacing around the stage with remarkable vigour for a man who has only just stepped off a 17-hour flight from the United States. There’s fire in Reynolds’ belly. The Earthship is a house. But they’re a planner’s nightmare, too, and that’s the problem. And Earthships are risky; they are by nature experimental, and some experiments will fail. Reynolds claims the issues that plagued those early houses have been resolved. But he knows he still has a long way to go before he achieves his life’s goal: to make all new housing on the planet fully sustainable. Reynolds got married, had a son – who now works with him – and got divorced.
Earthships - Rammed earth A typical Hmong house-building technique in the tropical climate of Vietnam Overview of use Model showing construction of rammed-earth wall on foundation The construction of an entire wall begins with a temporary frame (formwork), usually made of wood or plywood, to act as a mould for the desired shape and dimensions of each wall section. Once a wall is complete, it is strong enough for the frames to be immediately removed. Where blocks made of rammed earth are used, they are generally stacked like regular blocks but are bonded together with a thin mud slurry instead of cement. Characteristics Surface detail of a rammed-earth wall: apart from the patches of damage, the surface shows regular horizontal lines from the wooden formwork used in constructing the wall and subtler horizontal strata from successive layers of compacted earth. The compressive strength of rammed earth can be up to 4.3 MPa (620 psi). Environmental aspects and sustainability History The U.S.
Earthship South and East view of an Earthship passive solar home Earthship typical floorplan Earthships are primarily designed to work as autonomous buildings using thermal mass construction and natural cross ventilation assisted by thermal draught (Stack effect) to regulate indoor temperature. Earthships are generally off-the-grid homes, minimizing their reliance on public utilities and fossil fuels. Earthships are built to utilize the available local resources, especially energy from the sun. History Michael Reynolds' first building, the Thumb House. A building being built of cans in the 1970s The design used with most earthships. Eventually, Reynolds' vision took the form of the common U-shaped earth-filled tire homes seen today. Rammed-earth and tires are easily accessible and allow for owner build structures and use of untrained labour. The earth-rammed tires of an Earthship are usually assembled by teams of two people working together as part of a larger construction team. Systems
Earthship Landing: Durango Colorado Sound Convergence Earthships - Design Build Bluff DesignBuildBLUFF is a non-profit organization based in Park City, Utah that designs and builds sustainable housing, and is noted for its award-winning and innovative home designs. It is named after Bluff, Utah where their campus facility is located and because of Bluff's close proximity to the Navajo Nation. Each year, graduate-level architecture students from the University of Utah College of Architecture and Planning, and more recently, The University of Colorado Denver, design and build a home for a member of the Navajo Nation, at no charge to the home recipient. The homes are built with sustainable architecture techniques and feature locally produced construction materials. The program is currently expanding to other universities in The Four Corners region. History DesignBuildBLUFF was founded in 2000 by University of Utah Professor, Hank Louis. Design and construction Projects Gallery References External links
Earthship...des maisons pour pas cher! - wikistrike.over-blog.com Earthship...des maisons pour pas cher! Les Earthships (ou Vaisseaux terrestres) sont des habitations inventées par l'architecte américain Mickael Reynolds dans les années 70 avec comme perspective de créer des habitations totalement autonomes à moindre coût. Pour atteindre ses objectifs, Mickael Reynolds s'est basé sur : * la récupération de matériaux (pneus usés, des canettes, des bouteilles en verre, chutes de bois...), * la production d'énergie à l'aide de panneaux solaires, d'éoliennes ou d'autres sources d'énergies renouvelables, * une orientation au sud, * une construction de mur isolante massive, * la récupération et l'épuration des eaux de pluie. Le but ultime des Earthships étant l'auto-suffisance, on peut également trouver des toilettes sèches, et autres installations, afin de recycler les déchets humains pour rendre le raccordement aux égouts inutiles Concept Michael Reynolds commença dans les années 70 à concevoir une habitation durable et peu chère. Construction d'un Earthship
How To Build An Earthship: Step-By-Step Slideshow (Video) Image credit: EarthshipkirstAppalachian Gothic architecture made from recycled pallet wood is by no means the only DIY housing option using reclaimed materials. In fact, TreeHugger has featured countless posts on "earthships"—self-sufficient passive solar homes built from old tires, cans, mud and concrete. From Justin's introduction to the earthship concept, via Kristin's post on the first earthship in Nicaragua, to Lloyd's coverage of earthships landing in Britain, these low-impact dwellings have spread far and wide from their birth-place in New Mexico. But how do you actually build one?Via the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia, I've just come across this great slideshow showing a step-by-step progression through the building of an earthship in Normandy, France. (It looks like it might be the same building that I wrote about when I posted on the Earthship Normandy project.)
Earthships Could Help Provide Housing for Haiti Early in July, Reynolds, two builders and a cameraman journeyed to Haiti to do research and see what could be done. They ended up building a whole house with the help of 40 locals, ranging in age from four to 50, in just under four days. Locals gathered tires and plastic water bottles, while Reynolds and his team directed the construction efforts. The earthship is 120 sq ft and made from 120 tires packed with dirt and topped with a dome roof (an easily replicable design). Reynolds said of the locals who helped, “They had nothing to do. They were all eager to learn, and it turns out all the skills we could do, they could do.” Reynolds has built over 1,000 earthships through his firm Earthship Biotecture around the world, and even homes for other disaster torn areas, like on the Andaman Islands in the Indian Ocean after the 2004 tsunami. + Earthship Biotecture Via Wall Street Journal