Gallery: Atelier Tekuto’s Earth Brick House is the Epitome of Efficient...

Because of building codes, the house also required 400 mm thick walls, a supportive wall every 10 meters, and a top beam of concrete or steel.

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  1. Susana Mühlmann September 29, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Thanks very much for the publication and information. I am an architect from Argentina, and since years ago do research on sustainability of construction materials, and of course, we investigated solid bricks and masonry. My commnet is that, even though earth and clay are all around the world, they are non-renewable natural resources, and more, solid bricks need fertile soli to achieved good quality. We already have a serious problem regarding the progressive degradation of our Pampa, one of the most fertiles soils in the world, so, it is great to use construction materials that cannot cause a negative impact when building and inhabiting new construcions, but it is very importat to consider the raw material they need and the impact in the short, medium and long term. Thanks for allowing me to express my opinion and concerns. Susana Mühlmann – Energy and Habitat Research Centra, Faculty of Architecture, Desing and Urbanism of the University of Buenos Aires.

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