Building in Cob, Pise and Stabilized Earth

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This study, first published in 1919 then substantially revised in 1947, was based on experiments undertaken by the author into the use of pise de terre and other earth-based materials. It was written at a time when traditional building resources such as brick and timber were in short supply, and there was a need to consider the potential for using alternative materials in construction. Whilst earth building has not developed significantly in the UK, the sustainable architecture movement has helped to stimulate an interest in constructing new earthen buildings. This, coupled with an increasing awareness of the importance of conserving and maintaining our existing stock of earth structures, allows this book to serve as both a historical document and a source of advice and guidance.

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A really worthwhile book for ... anyone who believes in the revival of sustainable traditions. Context

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Sir Bertram Clough Williams-Ellis (28 May 1883 - 9 April 1978) was an English-born Welsh-based architect, known chiefly as creator of the Italianate village of Portmeirion in North Wales.

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C. Williams-Ellis with an Introduction By Gordon T. Pearson
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Book Description Donhead Publishing Ltd, Dorset, UK, 1999. Hard Cover. Condition: Brand New. Dust Jacket Condition: Brand New. Reprint. This fascinating study, first published in 1919 then substantially revised in 1947, was based on experiments undertaken by the author, Clough Williams-Ellis into the use of pisť de terre and other earth based materials. It was written at a time when traditional building resources such as brick and timber were in short supply, and there was a need to consider the potential for using alternative materials in construction. Whilst earth building has not developed significantly in the UK since this book appeared, the recent efforts of the sustainable architecture movement has helped to stimulate an interest in constructing new earthen buildings. This, coupled with an increasing awareness of the importance of conserving and maintaining our existing stock of earth structures, will ensure this work will be of considerable value not just as a historical document but as a practical source of advice and guidance. Contents: General Survey Pisť De Terre Adobe Stabilized Earth Cob and Chalk Mud Protective Coverings for Earth Walls Design A Successful Experiment Some Practices Abroad Index Printed Pages: 216 with numerous illustrations. Size: 14.5 Cms x 22.5 Cms. Seller Inventory # 023124

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C. Williams-Ellis with an Introduction By Gordon T. Pearson
Published by Donhead Publishing Ltd, Dorset, UK (1999)
ISBN 10: 187339439X ISBN 13: 9781873394397
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Book Description Donhead Publishing Ltd, Dorset, UK, 1999. Hard Cover. Condition: Brand New. Dust Jacket Condition: Brand New. Reprint. This fascinating study, first published in 1919 then substantially revised in 1947, was based on experiments undertaken by the author, Clough Williams-Ellis into the use of pis?de terre and other earth based materials. It was written at a time when traditional building resources such as brick and timber were in short supply, and there was a need to consider the potential for using alternative materials in construction. Whilst earth building has not developed significantly in the UK since this book appeared, the recent efforts of the sustainable architecture movement has helped to stimulate an interest in constructing new earthen buildings. This, coupled with an increasing awareness of the importance of conserving and maintaining our existing stock of earth structures, will ensure this work will be of considerable value not just as a historical document but as a practical source of advice and guidance. Contents: General Survey Pis?De Terre Adobe Stabilized Earth Cob and Chalk Mud Protective Coverings for Earth Walls Design A Successful Experiment Some Practices Abroad Index Printed Pages: 216 with numerous illustrations. Size: 14.5 Cms x 22.5 Cms. Seller Inventory # 023124

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