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Covid-19 and Living Off-Grid in Earthships

The COVID-19 pandemic is highlighting the need for architecture to play by new rules. COVID-19 is causing dense, urban areas to lose their luster and making people rethink their lifestyles. Some are…

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Bottle Walls and the sun in Belize

Can & Bottle Walls A can wall is a wall constructed from recycled aluminum cans, which are not a common building source. The cans can be laid in concrete, similar to bricks to make all kinds of…

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Thermal Mass Walls

These walls systems are all solid walls made out of dense materials, of which the modern Brick, Block and poured concrete walls are the most common variety. Since these common variants are all have…

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3 ways to make old homes more sustainable and energy efficient

You don‚Äôt need to start from scratch to have a more efficient home. Find out how you can boost your home‚Äôs environmental credentials with some smart retrofits. Building regulations require today‚Äôs…

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Passive House

Passive House Buildings There is absolutely¬†no cutting back on comfort; instead the level of comfort is considerably increased. A Passive House / Building is a building standard that is…

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Earthship buildings are fire resistant, not a total loss.

The Question of how a structural earth-rammed¬†tire¬†wall would do in a fire has long been an issue for which we could only offer an intelligent opinion. People think that because¬†tire¬†piles…

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