Pocket Neighborhoods • Small Scale Community in a Large Scale World

Pocket Neighborhoods • Small Scale Community in a Large Scale World

Shigeru Ban’s Cardboard Cathedral in New Zealand. After the earthquake in New Zealand, creativity and smarts gave birth to a light-drenched, potentially earth-friendly design.

Shigeru Ban’s Cardboard Cathedral in New Zealand

Shigeru Ban’s Cardboard Cathedral in New Zealand. After the earthquake in New Zealand, creativity and smarts gave birth to a light-drenched, potentially earth-friendly design.

Straw Bale construction has held my interest for a number of years. Just seems smart. Lotus Cottage in West Virginia, USA has a rubble trench foundation with exterior straw bale walls plastered with lime outside and clay inside. All the timber was locally grown and lots of salvaged parts like windows were used in the building. See the construction steps at www.naturalhomes.org/beths-strawbale-cottage.htm

Straw Bale construction has held my interest for a number of years. Just seems smart. Lotus Cottage in West Virginia, USA has a rubble trench foundation with exterior straw bale walls plastered with lime outside and clay inside. All the timber was locally grown and lots of salvaged parts like windows were used in the building. See the construction steps at www.naturalhomes.org/beths-strawbale-cottage.htm

Rural Studio :: Auburn University   I love how students design & build creative, beautiful, and smart homes for the poor in Alabama.

Rural Studio :: Auburn University I love how students design & build creative, beautiful, and smart homes for the poor in Alabama.

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