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BAG Officinamobile Builds Rome’s First Straw Bale House
Posted By Ana Lisa Alperovich On February 7, 2013 @ 12:30 pm In Architecture,energy efficiency,Green Materials | 1 Comment
Seeking to change the perception that straw bale  buildings are only suitable for rural areas, Beyond Architecture Group Officinamobile (BAG)  recently built Rome’s first straw bale home! The energy-efficient space was designed by a group of students and it’s made entirely from local materials.
Located in the Roman capital’s Quadraro  neighborhood, the straw bale house was made from a local wood structure, and the walls were filled with straw  bale that was previously mixed with crushed bricks and mud. And the plaster they’re using is made from a mix of crushed bricks and local dirt, which will give the house an earthy tone. Although it’s still a work-in-progress, the great thing about straw bale  shelters is that are very energy-efficient as its porous properties keeps the interior warm in winter and cool in summer.
Photo © BAG Officinamobile
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