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    Rammed earth house in Mexico

    When Swedish architects decide to plan an earthen house in Mexico, the result is more than stunning! I’m presenting you a project of the Earth Lab Studio – a house from rammed earth built in 2017 in the city of Merida, Mexico. The architects have endeavored to give a modern expression to a millennium old building technique. Freshness and coziness radiate from the thick earthen walls while the colorful pavement brings mood and reminds of traditional Mexican motives.  https://earthlabstudio.com/portfolio/rejoyada-2/

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    The story of the three little pigs

    Probably everyone remembers the story of the three little pigs who try to escape the bad wolf. There the straw house is easily blown by the wolf. But to the delight of ecobuilders, straw becomes a more and more popular building material because it is inexpensive, easy to find and offers very good insulation properties. I suggest to your attention the pictures of one of the firts strawbale houses in Bulgaria – the house of Yani Dragov and his family. Besides of being a successful entrepreneur in the field of organic food products, Yani  has decided that his house must be in harmony with his life’s philosofy. The house is built…

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    Eco hotel in Morocco

    Earthen architecture is still alive in Morocco and is used for building houses but also luxorious hotels. Kasbah Timdaf is a wanderfull eco hotel proposing all the extras or the modern comfort in an architecture created with an ancestral technique, rammed earth.  http://www.kasbah-timdaf.com/accueil.php

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    German movies on Rammed Earth

    Unique six German short movies from the fifties of the 20th Century, showing the step-by-step use of the ancient rammed earth building technique and other earth building techniques. Pay special attention to the formwork wood panels that inspired the creation of the metal formworks for the production of concrete. The movies have no sound. After the Second World War, different earth technologies are used in Germany  for the building of comfortable cheap buildings to meet the needs of post-war society. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5luBhpuwlbg&list=PL-Z1qcsGjjcjARxqwFhVSCbibp12DhhRp