M.R. Hall, University of Nottingham, UK
R. Lindsay, Earth Structures Group, Australia
M. Krayenhoff, SIREWALL Inc, Canada
This chapter explains the current position of modern earth building within the construction sector, its appeal and the role it might play in the future. The definition of modern earth building is discussed along with the ways in which this has evolved along with technological advancement and industrialisation. The significance of modern earth building, both for our current and future construction industries, is tackled from developed and developing country perspectives. The chapter then discusses the changing aesthetic of modern earth building including the ...