Design of Straw Bale Buildings: The State of the Art
For the first time, a design manual for practicing professionals, as well as teachers, is made available, drawing on the collective experience of the most senior and respected figures in the rapidly-emerging field of straw bale construction.
This is the only book that provides truly useful information to architects, engineers, building officials and builders who want to design intelligently with plastered straw bales.
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The Straw Bale Family Tree
Plaster and Reinforcing
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