CalEarth Forum - domes made of earth and sandbags
Thursday, 30 September 2004 10:40
This site has some interesting ideas, and images of houses built with basically sandbags filled with earth & cement. They sell plans, and have examples from small emergency shelters through to a 3-bedroom house.
Cal-Earth Forum (The California Institute of Earth Art and Architecture) is at the cutting edge of Earth Art and Ceramic Architecture technologies today. Founded and directed by the internationally renowned architect and author Nader Khalili in 1986, it is a non-profit foundation dedicated to research and educating the public on environmentally oriented arts and architecture. It's scope spans technical innovations published by NASA for lunar base construction, to design and development of housing for the world's homeless for the United Nations. It's philosophy is based on the equilibrium of the natural elements of earth, water, air, and fire, and their Unity at the service of the arts and humanity.
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