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Straw Bale Ecologic Pavilion is a Cozy Nest Built to Improve One’s Connection to the Land

Straw Bale Ecologic Pavilion is a Cozy Nest Built to Improve One’s Connection to the Land

Ecologic Pavilion was built for the Archi<20 Festivale de l'Architecture in September in Muttersholtz, Alsace, France. Designed by Studio 1984, the pavilion was built from straw, wood and metal sheets

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Super Low-Impact Straw Bale Cafe Built From Local Materials in the UK

Super Low-Impact Straw Bale Cafe Built From Local Materials in the UK

Completed in 2010, the cafe was conceived as a learning aid in low-impact environmental design for the college. Modcell set up a Flying Factory in a nearby barn to prefabricate the building and minimize

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Fairy Tale Strawbale Cottage is a Charming Waldorf Preschool in Cuernavaca, Mexico

Fairy Tale Strawbale Cottage is a Charming Waldorf Preschool in Cuernavaca, Mexico

This charming straw bale classroom in Cuernavaca, Mexico is actually a Waldforf preschool that was designed and built with the help of the local community over an 8 week period. Laboratorio Arquitectura

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INTERVIEW: Architect Hank Louis on ‘Design Build Bluff’ and Sustainable Homes

INTERVIEW: Architect Hank Louis on ‘Design Build Bluff’ and Sustainable Homes

Photo credit: Keith Carlsen Each spring, Hank Louis takes a team of 22 University of Utah architecture grad students down to Bluff, Utah, where they live for the semester to build a home for someone on

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Five Star Didimala Lodge Is The World’s Largest Strawbale Building!

Five Star Didimala Lodge Is The World’s Largest Strawbale Building!

The wheat straw bales were wrapped in chicken wire (a kind of light metal fencing ubiquitous in South Africa) and then covered in a layer of gunite. While an expensive and not-so-earth-friendly material,

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Local USGBC Members and Families Build Nashville’s First Straw Bale House

Local USGBC Members and Families Build Nashville’s First Straw Bale House

On October 10, Nashville built its first straw-bale house on Clayton Street in what's known as the '12th South District'. The owners of the house, Bob and Irma Bernstein, worked with general contractor

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Work Begins on the UK’s Largest Prefabricated Strawbale Building

Work Begins on the UK’s Largest Prefabricated Strawbale Building

Exciting news! Construction began this month on what will be the UK's largest straw bale building, which will utilize prefabricated construction and local straw from nearby farmland. The Sutton Bonington

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PREFAB FRIDAY: ModCell’s Stunning Straw-bale Prefab Homes

PREFAB FRIDAY: ModCell’s Stunning Straw-bale Prefab Homes

Straw bale construction is both sustainable and remarkably energy efficient, and its organic nature can create some incredibly beautiful homes. But this building technique is not for everyone, nor every

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Straw Bale Meets Factory Built in Switzerland

PREFAB FRIDAY: Straw Bale Meets Factory Built in Switzerland

We’re quite taken by Strohhaus in Eschenz, Switzerland. Designed by Zurich-based architect Felix Jerusalem, this home masterfully combines prefab with sustainable materials, primarily prefabricated

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