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Cobworks :: Cob and earth house workshops and design Earthen Floors: A Modern Approach to and Ancient Practice [Book Review] Earthen floors are ubiquitous in most of the world. They are the most accessible type of flooring to a vast portion of the human population. In the modern world earthen floors are still something of an oddity to most people, that is until they step foot on one. And then they are hooked for life. As a simple mixture of sand, clay, water and fibers, more and more people are installing them in their new modern homes with stunning results. Today’s practitioners of earthen floors are able to create extremely beautiful, deeply rich wearing surfaces in our most refined spaces. Sukita Crimmel and James Thompson have put together a work of art matched only by the sheer beauty of their floors. As with any type of flooring, earthen floors have limitations, leading to minor maintenance and occasional major refinishing. Small details from showing you how to protect new door jambs from wheelbarrow damage to dealing with sprouted seeds often found in the clay and sand mixture are included.

Making Wall Partitions with Light Straw-Clay (COB) Here's an inexpensive alternative to the usual way wall partitions are built. Instead of framing up, then insulating with fiberglass and covering with sheetrock, the wall cavities are filled with a mixture of straw and clay (known as "cob"). The wall is formed up in sections. INEXPENSIVE MATERIALS USED: - 2"x4"s scrounged from dumpsters at new house construction sites - Pre-owned doors from a demolition company (total cost for three doors including the hardware was $20 and these were solid-core doors) - Chopped Straw- High-clay content soil PROCEDURES FOR CONSTRUCTION OF THE WALLS: In the case of the wall in our new straw bale house, one side of the wall was stuccoed with lime plaster to seal cracks and increase sound proofing... NOTE: COB has been used for many centuries to build houses, such as this house in Devon, England with a traditional thatched roof. - Solar Haven Main Page -

Red de investigación con tierra Mozambique, curso de tierra. Edificio experimental con técnicas estudiadas en curso. Burkina fasso, bóveda núbica. Primera mezquita aplicando la técnica de bóveda núbica. Islas Comoras, viviendas en Mayotte. Construcción de viviendas con bloques de tierra comprimida. Chile,vivienda unifamiliar. Vivienda bioclimatica con técnica mixta tierra-madera Colorado,La Glorieta. Cabaña experimental en EEUU cubierta con tierra. Brasil,casa en la montaña. Construcción mixta de madera y muros de tapial. Colombia, 104 viviendas sociales. Viviendas adosadas con bloques de tierra comprimida. Nicaragua,Taller práctico. Puesta en obra de la técnica del cob. Bolivia, Universidad UCHI. Edifico universitario de adobe de 4.000 m2 de superficie. Holanda,Centro espiritual. Acabado interior de edificio con tierra. Ingaterra,proyecto Edén. Centro de visitantes con muros de 45 m de longitud de tapial Alemania, Capilla de La Reconciliación. Capilla con muros de tapial en la ciudad de Berlín. Holanda,pabellón OASE.

How to build a durable Adobe Floor An adobe floor, or earthen floor, relies on the sticky binding properties of of the most versatile building materials I know of. Clay expands when wet, creating sticky platelet particles, like a bunch of suction cups. Add to the clay ample course sand, to increase compressive strength and control shrinkage as the clay dries. A typical adobe floor includes a build-up of layers, each with a purpose. You want your floor to rest on solid ground (or a stiff framed floor with little flex)...movement below translates to cracks up above. Next you install several inches of gravel to provide a capillary break that prevents any potential liquid water in the ground from rising up into the floor. #3: The vapor barrier Next you lay a vapor barrier that covers the entire floor area. #4: The insulation This is probably the layer that is most often left out, but it can dictate the energy performance & your comfort level. #5: The base layer #6: The leveling layer #7: The finish

Current Lumber & Beam Items on Sale - Appalachian Woods, LLC All items listed here are sold "as is" unless otherwise noted on sales order. Some items have minimum quantities. Please call for details. 1) Reclaimed Pine Lumber 2) Reclaimed Pine Barn Threshing Floor 3) Reclaimed Pine Decking / Flooring 4) Antique Heart Pine Beams 5) Reclaimed Beam Sawn Oak Lumber 6) Antique Virginia Pine Lumber 7) Reclaimed Oak Lumber 8) Reclaimed Barn Beams 9) Reclaimed Oak Planks 10) Mixed Reclaimed Oak 4x4's 11) Mixed Reclaimed Oak Heavy Planks 12) Antique Wormy Chestnut Short Planks 13) Reclaimed Cedar Beams 14) Red Cedar Lumber 15) 6/4 Antique Heart Pine Lumber 16) 8/4 Reclaimed Teak Lumber 17) Antique Pine Wall Planks 18) Antique Heart Pine Lumber 19) Antique Pine Lumber 20) Reclaimed Douglas Fir Beams 21) Salvaged Pine Barn Beams Current inventory as of July 2014 Home: Lumber: On Sale

¿QUIEN ES JORGE BELANKO? Construcciones Naturales en Tierra En 1958, en la casa de una familia simple, una mujer le dice a su marido albañil mientras lo ve salir a trabajar: “Llevate a éste a la obra para que no pelee con las hermanas”. El marido obedece. Las manos blancas por el polvillo, la espalda encorvada y las rodillas doloridas es lo que muchos llaman gajes del oficio. Ese joven es el hoy adulto Jorge Belanko, nacido en la Capital Federal pero que vivió parte de su infancia en Córdoba, y que actualmente reside en El Bolsón, Río Negro. ¿De qué estamos hablando exactamente? Lo que hasta hace poco se consideraba símbolo de pobreza, hoy es sinónimo de sustentabilidad: casas de barro, paja encofrada, adobe, madera y sus diferentes combinaciones son el resultado de esta nueva -o más bien ancestral- forma de construir. existieron los materiales industrializados y, hasta entonces, el hombre construía con lo que había alrededor”. “Imaginate que yo trabajé durante años con las manos llenas de rasgaduras. ¿Cómo llega a este tipo de construcción?

Clifton’s Rammed Earth Blog » Blog Archive » Amphitheatre walls @ UBC – Building Wall 2 We are now onto building the second rammed earth wall in the UBC botanical garden. This wall is 55 feet long, curved and fades into the grade. Thanks to Katie who works at the garden for providing a few of the pictures scattered through our posts on the amphitheatre. The footing for wall 2 is ready. Putting up the walers. Adding sheets of plywood to the walers. 1 side of the forms is now up and defining the shape of the site now. Not every day can be sunny so here we are putting up tarps in the rain. Rudy is a happy man now that the sun is back. Delivering material up the hill. Quality control on the rebar placement. The pneumatic ramming in dramatic fashion operated by Rama. Ramming is complete. Beautiful layers…we love these walls. Wall 2 from a distance, it will eventually have a fountain if front of it. We are totally delighted with the wall texture and layering. The walls are tarped and this part of the project is done. Tags: botanical garden, building, rammed earth, ubc, wall, walls