Buildings of the Earth & Indigenous Architecture
Passive solar, low-impact, environmentally friendly architecture.
Adobe, rammed earth, earthships, earth shelters, cob and overview of worlds use of earth to make homes.
Week 1 6 January Overview of Earth buildings, ideas of thermal mass and passive solar. Bioclimatic design.
Week 2 13 January Adobe, slump-block
Week 3 20 January Rammed Earth
Week 4 27 January Earthships and earth shelters
Week 5 3 February Cob and other straw-earth building types
Week 6 10 February Overview
Reading Reference List
Adobe Builder (magazine)-"Inter-Americas constructor-builder"
Boyer, Lester L. and Grondzik, Walter T. -"Earth Shelter Technology"
King, Bruce P.E. - "Buildings of Earth and Straw"
McHenry, Paul Graham Jr. "Adobe and Rarmmed Earth Buildings, design and construction"
Mazria, Edward-"The Passive Solar Energy Book"
Pearson, David-"The Natural House Book"
Reynolds, Michael "Earthship, Vol. I, ii, iii
Tibbets, Joseph M-"The Earthbuilders encyclopedia
Van Der Ryn, Sim-"Ecological Design"
Wells, Malcolm "Gentle Architecture" and "How to Build An Underground House"