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Book details of 'Earth Construction Handbook: The Building Material Earth inModern Architecture'

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TitleEarth Construction Handbook: The Building Material Earth inModern Architecture
Author(s)Gernot Minke
ISBN1853128058
LanguageEnglish
PublishedJuly 2000
PublisherComputational Mechanics
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Which building material 1 - Absorbs and desorbs humidity faster, and to a higher extent, than any other? 2 - Produces hardly any environmental pollution and can be recycled any number of times? 3 - Balances indoor climate and moisture thus creating an extremely healthy environment in which to live? The answer is EARTH. In nearly all hot-dry and moderate climates of the world earth has been the predominant building material. Earth construction techniques have been known for more than nine thousand years and, even today, one-third of mankind lives in earth houses. The Earth Construction Handbook provides a survey of applications and construction techniques, including physical data, and explains the materials specific qualities together with the possibilities of optimising these. The information given can be practically applied by engineers, architects, builders, planners, craftsmen and laymen who wish to construct cost-effective buildings which provide a healthy, balanced indoor climate.

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