O'Reilly logo

Modern Earth Buildings by M Krayenhoff, R Lindsay, M Hall

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

12

History of earth building techniques

P. Jaquin,     Integral Engineering, UK

Abstract:

Building using subsoil is one of the oldest construction techniques, providing simple shelter using freely available material. Buildings made from soil are found in many parts of the world, in different forms, sometimes mixed with other traditional construction materials such as timber or stone, or with more modern inventions such as cement and steel. Moist soil is formed either as a monolithic wall that is then allowed to dry, or into independent units, such as bricks or blocks, which are allowed to dry before being placed as a wall. This chapter describes earth buildings in various parts of the world, and discusses how we are able to trace the development ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required